The Gardening Year Oct 2020

October

Get autumn leaves under control

By now, your garden is likely to be to be covered in a blanket of autumn foliage. It may look picturesque, but unfortunately it robs the grass of the light it desperately needs and can cause dead patches and fungal infections. To prevent this, rake your lawn on a regular basis and gather up the leaves which can come in useful elsewhere. They can be stored in bags and rotted down into leaf mould to enrich your soil next year, or simply gather them around delicate shrubs and bushes to keep them protected.

Browse our range of rakes in our lawn care section here.

You will also need to rake up any leaves that have fallen on paths, patios and steps as these can cause slip hazards when wet. Be sure to also clear out your gutters using the multi-change® Gutter Cleaner to allow water to flow freely down drainpipes.

As the days get shorter, maximise the amount of sunlight getting through your greenhouse windows by giving them a good clean. Our multi-change® Window Washer makes quick work of this task, whilst the multi-change® Window Wiper finishes the job with streak-free shine.