When October arrives, it is no longer hot in summer but it is not cold in winter either. In this sense, it is a pleasant season and you can still take advantage of the garden to continue enjoying gardening. Gardening in October is dependent on weather conditions that can be somewhat more unstable than in previous months. There are many tasks that you can do in your garden in the month of October.
As you know, October is the month of autumn , that month where the colors in nature begin to change and the strong green becomes a bit more brown, reddish and orange … they are the colors of autumn, and they make us feel good and welcomed. by nature.
- Planting or transplanting
- Start coloring your garden in winter
- Prune and fertilize
- Other ideas to do in your garden in October
Planting or transplanting
When fall comes it is a wonderful time for the soil to have enough moisture and to make planting and transplanting much easier. The land is still warm from the warm summer temperatures but is starting to get a bit cooler thanks to the gentle drop in temperatures in the fall.
Thus, in this way, the plants still have time to adapt to the climate, to their new place and to be able to form new roots that give them life and well-being.
Start coloring your garden in winter
Although there are still a few months to winter, now is the time to plant some flowers and plants that will add color to your garden when temperatures prevent you from going out to enjoy gardening. You can plant roses or other flowers and plants that you know, that you like and that you know are good options to plant in your garden.
Prune and fertilize
Fall is also a great time for pruning or fertilizing . Pruning is used to eliminate all that growth on plants or trees that is not suitable or that will affect the health of the plant or tree. Both pruning and fertilization are two important processes that we must carry out in order to have a good gardening. Shrubs and trees will be pruned first, and annuals as well. You need to take into account the use of a good fertilizer that has a high phosphorus content.
But in addition to this, it is necessary -not only in October- that you be aware of removing old flowers to stimulate the growth of new ones. Anything that could be detrimental to the growth of the plant will have to be removed. If you have doubts, do not hesitate to go to your nursery and ask how you should do it taking into account the type of plants, shrubs or trees that you have in your garden.
Fertilization is important to prepare so that your plants can withstand much better the next winter months that are to come.
Other ideas to do in your garden in October
Here are other ideas to take care of your garden in October:
- Check that the soil in your garden is in good condition.
- Add compost if necessary.
- Use the leaf scraps from your garden to start a new compost.
- Plant trees and shrubs, be sure to keep them well watered, even during the winter months.
- Make sure to bring plants that are not beginning to withstand the cold in your home.
- Save any remaining seeds from the planting for the next season.
- Freeze herbs or crops for winter use.
- Harvest the winter squash.
- Continue harvesting the fall crops you want: beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, leeks …
What do you think of these ideas to work in your garden during the month of October? It’s a way you can enjoy your garden before the cold sets in.
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