September Gardening Tips - Squires Garden Centres

September Gardening Tips

Autumn is the perfect time to prepare your garden for beautiful spring colour. There may also be some tidying and a little repair work to do, from the wear and tear of summer!

  • While the ground is warm and moist, plant hardy evergreens such as roses and trees.
  • Spring flowering bulbs are now in stock, plant now for vibrant spring colour.
  • Plant grasses to give great height, texture and movement to your garden.
  • Plant violas, cyclamen, pansies and chrysanthemums for great autumn colour. Use a loam based compost such as John Innes to retain moisture and nutrients, but prevent waterlogging.  
  • It’s the perfect time to lay turf and sow grass seeds. 
  • Mulch your garden with Landscape Bark. This will help soil retain moisture, inhibit weeds and protect the roots of plants.
  • Looking after your lawn now will result in a lusher, more resilient lawn next spring: feed with Evergreen Autumn Lawn Feed & Moss Killer to protect and strengthen.
  • Deadhead roses and tie in new shoots on climbers.
  • Deadhead perennials – if desired, cut down dead stems or leave over winter for an architectural look.