In this description you will learn what to do in the garden, and also when. Mainly it refers to the classic ornamental garden. But it must be understood that many operations can be carried out throughout the year. Other works are highly dependent on the weather, so that a binding Garden Calendar cannot exist. As repeatedly emphasized, the state of your plants tell you at which time they need care! All work in the garden year may shift for full month. Therefore, please read also the preceding, and the following month.
Pruning shrubs and perennials: Withered perennials are cut back for that they do not rot over the winter. Sprawling shrubs and trees are reduced significantly (except the spring-flowering plants), so that they regain light, air and form.
Rose cut: Roses can, if there are no strict frosts, bloom until the late winter. The rose section in autumn is therefore only necessary when there are really cold temperatures expected. This can be already the case in October. If not, cut as usualy only the withered roses.
Leave disposal: Much leaves fall down in autumn and must at least disappear from the lawn. If it remains there over the winter, the grass rots underneath. You should also free the top of hedges of foliage. First of all, to avoid rotting herds, and secondly for that the hedge gets light and does not wither under the covered places.
Transplanting, setting onions: It is stil the perfect time to do so, as already for the month of September described.
Lawn Maintenance: As soon as all leaves have fallen from the trees, it's time to mow the lawn for the last time. The main reason is to get a clean grass surface, because the mower also sucks in leaf debris and dead plant parts. The lawn is now flooded with light uniformly, can dry evenly and will therefore continue to develop evenly.
Leave disposal: Larger quantities of leaves should be put on your own compost pile, the compost bin or can form a Hedgehog pile in the corner of your garden. Not only hedgehogs like that, also lizards and other animals look forward to a warm place to spend the winter.
Preparing the house: Before the first severe frosts the outside water connections must be stopped at the main stopcock. Let the taps run dry and leave them open through the winter. If not freeze the water freezes in them and bursts the pipes. Curl up the hoses and stock them also frost- and light
protected in the cellar. Both makes it porous and brittle.
Preparing the Garden: Replace potted plants to protected sites in the basement or garage. Removie the pond pump and store it safely. If dahlias or other bulbous plants are present, cut off the green, dig out the tubers and place in a dry box in the basement.
Rose cut: If not already done, now perform the autumn cut of your roses. But dependent on warm weather, they could possibly still flourish. If necessary, you can (best with mulch) cover up the bud union of the rose. This is a necessary insulation against the cold.
Last note: Perennial and Shrub pruning is still possible due to the weather, just like the planting work.
Protecting plants: Cover flower beds with mulch or pine branches. Very frost- sensitive plants must be protected by packing them in airy material.
Diggin crop beds: Exposed soils should now be roughly dug. This saves a lot of work, because of the coming frost breaks on the crumb so that you get a fine loose soil in the spring.
Watering: As already described for January, the evergreen plants in your garden need water even in winter. And the pot plants in the basement should not be forgotten, either
Decorating: You can collect pine green and pine cones for homemade Christmas arrangements. If you cut cherry or forsythia branches in early / mid-December and put it in a vase, they will bloom at Christmastime.