Tips for hobby gardeners: With the right preparations for autumn and winter, the garden will be well looked after for the next season.
Kassel - The gardening season is not over yet.
These days, amateur gardeners should use every hour of the sun to prepare the garden * for the cold seasons.
Not only should hedges, bushes and fruit trees be cut back in September, the right lawn care should also be taken into account.
If you want to look at a blooming garden in spring, you should also use September to plant special early bloomers.
With the right preparations, amateur gardeners can optimally prepare the garden for autumn and winter.
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Gardening tips: Care for hedges and lawns in autumn
Fruit trees and hedges should be cut back before winter.
However, gardening enthusiasts should be careful with hedges, because if they are cut too early, they could face a heavy fine *.
For trees and bushes, pruning is important in autumn, because this will rejuvenate the plants and allow them to grow more vigorously in the next spring.
Dead twigs and branches as well as diseased parts of the plant should be removed before autumn.
Summer can leave its mark on the lawns in the garden.
Dry and brown areas should be removed and new lawn sown.
September is particularly suitable for this, as the soil is still warm and the new seeds germinate quickly.
The lawn should then be watered regularly.
The early morning hours in autumn are ideal for this.
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The lawn in the garden should be mowed regularly until November.
It is also important to remove dried leaves to prevent yellow spots.
Incidentally, dry leaves can be worked very well into beds in order to supply them with nutrients and save fertilizer.
Windfalls should be removed directly from lawns, because when apples, pears and the like start to rot, they attract pests.
Garden in autumn: In September, plant bulbs and collect seeds
Garden fans can now make the right preparations for a blooming garden in spring. In September, bulbs of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses should be planted in the ground. Autumn is also the best time to collect seeds for the coming year, for example from plants such as sunflowers, delphiniums or marigolds. These are kept in a dry, dark place over the winter.
Hobby gardeners can also do a lot for animals in autumn.
Numerous animals such as birds, insects and hedgehogs find shelter and food in the gardens in autumn.
A simple wooden box can be set up as winter quarters for hedgehogs.
With a little straw or leaves, your four-legged friend feels in good hands in the garden in winter.
At the beginning of winter, feeding stations can also be set up in the garden for birds, squirrels and the like.
Some preparations for autumn and winter can currently be made not only in the garden, but also on the balcony.
With a few simple tips, the balcony can be turned into an autumn paradise for insects *.
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