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Autumn Gardening Tools

Autumn is a season of change and preparation. It’s the perfect time to prepare your garden for winter. Whether you’re pruning your shrubs, preparing your soil or getting rid of leaves, at Lawnmowers Direct we have a wide range of autumn gardening products and equipment such as leaf blowers, lawnmowers and hedge trimmers that can help you transform your garden and get things ready for the colder months ahead. Explore our autumn essentials today. 


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Autumn Gardening FAQs

Are you an experienced gardener or just beginning to explore the wonders of gardening? Either way, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is designed to provide you with valuable insights and answers to common questions about gardening during autumn. Discover tips and tricks to make your autumn gardening experience enjoyable and fruitful.

  • When should I prepare my garden for autumn?

    Late summer is a great time to start preparing your garden for autumn. Although the weather starts to get a bit colder, during autumn months the soil is usually still warm and moist from all that summer heat, which makes it attractive for root growth. This makes autumn actually one of the best times to plant new plants before we move into winter.

  • How do I prepare my garden for autumn?

    Preparing your garden for autumn involves several key steps to ensure that your plants are healthy and your garden is ready for the cooler weather ahead. Here are some steps you can take to get your garden ready for autumn.

    • Clean up by removing dead plants, leaves and debris.
    • Divide and transplant overcrowded perennials.
    • Prune shrubs and trees for new growth.
    • Plant fall vegetables like lettuce and carrots.
    • Mulch to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
    • Feed soil with compost or manure.
    • Protect plants from frost.
    • Plant spring bulbs before the ground freezes.
  • What gardening tools do I need during autumn?

    During autumn, specific gardening tasks demand particular tools to maintain your garden’s health and readiness for the cooler weather. Here are some must-have autumn gardening tools you’ll need:

    • Pruning Shears: Necessary for trimming overgrown shrubs, cutting back perennials, and removing dead or diseased branches.
    • Hand Trowel: Useful for planting bulbs, transplanting perennials, and working in small garden areas.
    • Rake: Essential for gathering fallen leaves and garden debris, and spreading mulch around plants.
    • Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart:
      Handy for transporting heavy materials such as compost, mulch, or plants in the garden.
    • Watering Can or Hose:
      Despite the cooler weather, plants still need water. Use a watering can or hose to deeply water your garden, especially during dry periods.
    • Garden Gloves:
      Protect your hands from thorns, prickly plants, and rough surfaces while working in the garden.
    • Leaf blower: perfect for blowing leaves and tidying up your garden.
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