Autumn gardening tips for a thriving garden and creating curb appeal


13 Sep Autumn gardening tips for a thriving garden and creating curb appeal

Late September and autumn paint a picturesque landscape in Colnbrook as leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper. If you’re thinking that your outdoor space could do with a boost, it is never too late to make your garden look amazing. You might have had a busy summer and got a bit slack, so if this is you and you need some inspiration to get your garden back on track, this is the blog for you. Whether you seek to revel in your outdoor space or elevate your property’s curb appeal for selling or renting it out, this blog will provide you with a number of inspiring tips.

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Below we look at what to plant, how to maintain your garden, and effective ways to create irresistible curb appeal this September.

Planting for late September and autumn

Planting for late September and autumn allows your garden to thrive with the right plant choices. Consider autumn blooms like chrysanthemums, asters, or pansies, which add colour and vibrancy as summer flowers wane. These hardy plants thrive in cooler temperatures, maintaining a lively garden. Additionally, ornamental grasses such as fountain grass or Japanese forest grass introduce texture and movement, turning your garden into a visual masterpiece with their gold, red, and purple hues in the autumn.

Late September is also the perfect time to plant spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, daffodils, and crocuses. Though their full beauty won’t grace your garden until next year, it’s an investment in a colourful future garden. You’ll be pleased by your efforts now, especially if you’re considering waiting until spring to sell.

Maintenance tips

Pruning and cleaning are essential tasks as leaves begin to fall. Regularly rake and clean your garden to maintain its neat appearance. Trim back any dead or overgrown branches from trees and shrubs to encourage healthy growth next spring.

Even in autumn, your garden needs hydration, so be sure to water appropriately. While plants may not require as much water as in summer, ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Applying a layer of mulch to flowerbeds is beneficial, helping to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed growth, all while providing a polished look to your garden. Additionally, consider adding a slow-release fertiliser to your plants in early autumn, providing them with the nutrients needed for the coming months.

Creating curb appeal

Creating curb appeal is essential for making a lasting impression on your home’s exterior. To achieve this, consider the following steps:

Enhance walkways by clearing fallen leaves and debris. Repair any cracks in your driveway or walkway, and consider adding outdoor lighting to illuminate the way, especially as the days get shorter.

Garden lighting should be installed to create a magical atmosphere in the evenings. Warm, inviting lights can accentuate key features and foster a welcoming ambiance.

Attend to paint and repairs as necessary. Give your home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint if needed and address minor repairs like loose fixings, broken windows, or damaged gutters.

Incorporate potted plants and decor to add a burst of colour and enhance your home’s welcoming appeal. Place potted plants near to your front door/entrance to your home. Seasonal decorations like pumpkins and wreaths can infuse your property with a cosy, autumnal atmosphere.

Keep the exterior clean and tidy by maintaining it regularly. Pressure wash, clean windows, and ensure that your grounds are well-maintained. A well-kept exterior significantly contributes to your home’s overall curb appeal. 

With careful planting, maintenance, and curb appeal enhancements, you can create a captivating outdoor space that’s a joy to experience year-round, whether that’s for yourself to enjoy, or something to be proud of when you’re looking to sell your home.

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