Clearing your garden in autumn before the really cold weather sets in can help to ensure that it looks tidy and well-tended throughout the winter months. Among the other advantages of an autumn garden clean is prevention of a build-up of slippery, fallen leaves that could turn your garden into a hazardous mess.
Preparing Your Garden
When you clean up the dead leaves and debris in your garden you remove a hiding place for insects and pests that can have a devastating effect on new plants that will shoot up in spring. Dead plant material can be a breeding ground for plant diseases especially fungal spores. You will want to prune away any blackened stems and dying leaves from annual flowers and vegetables that can act as a haven for diseases and insect eggs. Prune away any dead or diseased tree branches and trim away dead wood from any shrubs and woody perennials. Fallen rose leaves should be bagged to counteract diseases like black spot.
One weed can produce thousands of seeds so removing weeds in Autumn can prevent weeds from getting to the seed production phase, and reduce the number of weed seeds in the ground. Although it is unlikely that you will ever fully win the battle against weeds, the extra effort of weeding in fall is likely to give you the upper hand.
Clearing the garden waste
Undoubtedly after you have trimmed your lawn and hedges, cut back your shrubs and trees and removed the garden weeds, you will be dealing with a large amount of garden waste. A garden clearance company can remove all your garden waste at once, including your grass, dead leaves, pruned away branches, as well as, bags of soil, broken fencing, garden machinery and old garden furniture. By hiring garden clearance professionals, you can include your garden shed in your Autumn garden clean up, to make some extra space for Spring, and rest assured that not only is the job complete but that your waste has been safely disposed and recycled where possible.