May 12, 2015

Autumn weather is perfect for planting a wide range of plants.

Vermont resident Gary Rogers from Jim’s Mowing Kellyville says, “We’re coming out of summer, so it’s not excessively hot now. It’s a peak time for planting new plants or transplanting established plants, as cooler conditions provide the greatest opportunity for them to take hold and start to grow.”

The type of plants you decide on is purely down to personal choice, but there are some that do better at this time of year. Flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will flourish in autumn – plant them in pots and leave them outside until they start to flower. Then you can move them indoors to a windowsill or some other warm and sunny spot. The colourful flowers they produce will make for a spectacular start to spring later in the year.

Gary also says there’s no better time than the present to start a regular lawn maintenance program. “If the lawn gets too long before you cut it, you’ll take the leaves off the stems and the grass will become quite spongy and discoloured. Mow at least every two weeks during peak growth periods to avoid this. Keeping on top of your lawn treatments is also essential for healthy, resilient lawns. Seasonally appropriate fertilisers combined with wetting agents and pre- or post-emergent lawn weed treatments will help create a pristine lawn that will be the envy of the street.”

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