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Maintenance and planting in Autumn

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

It has been a very warm summer with devastating fires and no rain. Now with the change of season we are experiencing rain which is great for the garden and gardeners alike. The days are milder and now is a great time to restore your garden to its best. It is the time to plan for the cooler months ahead with planting, feeding and garden maintenance.


St Patricks Day (March 17th) is traditionally the day to plant your flowering bulbs. March to the end of April is perfect for daffodils, jonquils, freesia and hyacinth to name a few. Tulips a little later (May) after spending 4-5weeks in your fridges vegetable crisper.

If you love Australian natives, now is the ideal time to plant them in your garden. Evergreen shrubs like magnolia, camellia and azalea are also ready to be planted.

Your edible garden can get the additions of strawberries, winter lettuce, onion, spinach, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.


After such a harsh summer your plants will be ready for some plant food. Feeding now will help your plants to endure the chill of Winter. A simple controlled release fertiliser will do the trick.

Don't forget your lawns and again a controlled release fertiliser or a liquid fertiliser will have your lawn ready for Winter.


Autumn is perfect for removing any dead flowers from your roses and to trim back your perennials that have finished flowering. Tidy up your evergreen shrubs and have everything clean and tidy.

Now is the best time to look over your decks and pergolas to see if they need care or replacement. It is also a good time to engage a professional to build a new deck or pergola ready for Spring.

If you would like to engage a landscape professional to build a retaining wall, deck, pergola, screen or planting - contact the team at Branching Out Co. We can also look after your building and pool needs.


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