We always mention how gardens are an integral part of the home if you’re lucky enough to own one, therefore, it’s important not to neglect it or simply ‘put up’ with it. We have gathered together some useful tips for planting, sowing and landscaping your garden for the winter into spring.
Prune and deadhead any dead flowers and plants. Cut back roses that have finished flowering for the year to make room for new growth in spring and to keep it looking tidy.
Pay attention to hanging baskets – deadheading, watering and feeding helps them through autumn.
As the summer begins to fall away from us, we are left wondering if we can plant anything else but the answer is yes, you can! August is actually the best time of year to prepare your garden for the next blossom. I always think the common garden looks a little sad in the winter months which is completely normal however, there are some great plants to sow that will look fantastic all year round.
Winter flowering pansies add a lovely dash of colour to your garden in the colder months and can be sown now. You can also plant violas and primroses now or in early spring depending on if you want them to flower in winter or summer.
You want to be looking at planting ‘hardy’ plants and flowers during August and September so that they last over Winter to give you gorgeous flowers in spring. Pot marigolds are a hardy flower than can be sown now, ready for spring.
Some other great plants to sow now are Calendula, Nigella, Cerinthe, Papaver, Aquilegia and hardy geraniums. You can also plant some bulbs like daffodils, colchicum and madonna lilies.
Man For All Seasons are your local gardening experts and will help to create a garden that you’ll want to spend time in. They will of course be around in spring if you fancy waiting for the perfect time to sow seeds and create a summer ready garden. Not only do they help you decide what to plant where, they are also experienced landscapers who aim to give you a garden that you can be proud of.
Due to the recent worries on climate change, the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, it has made us think very differently on where our things come from. Some fruit and veg is often shipped thousands of miles to get to our plates and does more harm than good to our planet. Lots more people are trying to find out what they can successfully grow from their own back garden which is shaping how our gardens are looking and what is trending.
We are also becoming more considerate about nature and protecting wildlife therefore more patches of wildflowers and slightly overgrown patches are appearing. All animals play a role in our food chain but we are all aware that bees are up there with the most important. Planting lavender, sunflowers, foxglove etc will all help to attract more bees.
Our gardens are naturally becoming more of a sanctuary for wildlife which is amazing to see, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create space for our own gardening pursuits. Working out what to prioritise, especially if you have a small garden, is tricky, but Man For All Seasons can help you decide what will bring you the most amount of versatility.
Low maintenance gardens and artificial grass are becoming more popular due to the fact that you can get very realistic artificial grass that is pet friendly. Green Scheme Solutions Plymouth offers a complete artificial grass supply service with a range of shades and textures to choose from.
Fences are often under appreciated in their value and often become neglected. Fencing wraps around your entire garden so it’s important to create a nice backdrop to allow your plants to stand out. ColourFence Plymouth has a huge range of metal garden fences that stand the test of time. The colours they offer are endless so that it will compliment your garden aesthetic.
We hope you enjoy the last few months of summer in your garden.