September is a busy time for many. With the children going back to school and getting back into a normal routine after the summer break, it is back to it. But one thing that shouldn’t be neglected when it comes to September is your garden. In many ways, September is a busy time for your garden too. It is that transition time from summer to autumn, where you might need to plant certain things to be ready for spring, as well as weeding and organising to get ready for the rest of the autumn and winter. So if you’ve got a garden that needs a bit of tender loving care over the coming weeks, then here are some things that you can do to get your garden in order.
Plant Winter Pots
A lot of the summer plants will be finishing off and will need to be pruned for them to grow well next year. But if you don’t have many winter plants in your garden, then it can be an idea to get one or two that don’t mind the cold. Some lower maintenance options mean you can still have your garden looking good, but you don’t have to be out in the cold trying to take care of it all. Something like Carex buchananii is a good option to fill some planters with. Then you could add some dark red ajuga, perhaps, or even have some silvery thyme or ivies so that they can tumble over the side of the pot. All low-maintenance and all look good for the coming months.
Consider a Greenhouse
With colder temperatures and even frost predicted for the coming weeks, there is no time like to present to get your plants and shrubs in order. Which is why many people choose to have a greenhouse to store them in over winter. It can also help them to grow too. You don’t have to have an ugly looking greenhouse, though. There are many options these days, including things like timber greenhouses. So if you’re thinking of getting one, then it can be used for many things. You can bring strawberry plants inside as they do well after they’ve been frosted. You can bring tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers into the greenhouse too. You can store ripened fruit and vegetables like onions, as it is a warm and rain-free space.
Sort Festive Flowers
For many of us, it can be a little early to be mentioning a certain c-word. But there is no time like the present when it comes to your garden. If you think of some festive flowers that you want around at Christmas, then you can get the seeds and get them planted. You could go for something more traditional like poinsettias or perhaps something like paperwhite narcissi for something a little different.
It can also be a good idea to sort out your compost area if you have one, to make use of it over the coming months. But with a little preparation now, your garden can be looking lovely in the next few seasons.