It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden

01/04/2024
It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden

It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden

Autumn in Adelaide is more than just a prelude to the winter; it’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and lay the groundwork for a thriving patch come spring. As the leaves turn and the air cools, your garden enters a critical phase of transition, and there’s plenty you can do to help it along.

One of the best starts is to get your watering routine down pat. With the rain being a bit shy lately, it’s crucial to keep the soil moist. Aim for long, infrequent watering sessions that reach deep into the soil, promoting strong root development that will serve your plants well over the winter.

Now’s also the prime time to replenish your garden beds. Spread some love with a layer of compost or well-rotted manure. This not only improves soil structure but also adds a buffet of nutrients that plants need to prepare for the colder months.

If you’re thinking about adding new life to your garden, autumn is the go for planting. The soil’s still warm, giving plants a chance to establish themselves. Consider some native shrubs or trees, which are well-suited to Adelaide’s climate and can provide a stunning backdrop as they mature.

Got perennials? Give them a bit of a tidy up. Trim any dead growth and divide if they’re getting too crowded. It’ll give them room to breathe and grow when their time comes around again in spring.

Let’s not forget the mulch – it’s like a cosy blanket for your garden. A good layer will keep moisture in, regulate soil temperature, and keep the weeds down. Plus, as it breaks down over time, it’ll keep the soil underneath healthy and ready for new growth.

For the veggie patch, it’s the season to plant some cool-season crops. Think about leafy greens like spinach and silverbeet, or root veggies like carrots and beets. They’ll find the autumn climate in Adelaide just right.

As the leaves from your trees begin to fall, collect them up and start a compost pile if you don’t have one already. Not only does this keep your garden tidy, but it’s also recycling at its finest – those leaves will break down and become next season’s gold for your garden.

Putting in the work now, in the mild autumn months, sets you up for success. When winter takes its bow and spring steps onto the stage, your garden will be ready to put on a stellar performance. So, roll up your sleeves and get into the garden – your future green oasis will be worth every bit of effort.

 

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