Jobs to do in October

Gardening jobs in October:

  • Rake up fallen leaves and make leafmould.
  • Reduce the frequency of mowing.
  • Rake out thatch, aerate and top-dress lawns.
  • Lay turf to make new lawns.
  • Dig over empty areas of soil.
  • Finish planting evergreen shrubs.
  • Take hardwood cutting from shrubs.
  • Lift and store dahlias. gladioli and summer flowering bulbs.
  • Prune climbing roses.
  • Cut back perennials.
  • Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials.
  • Plant tulips and lily bulbs.
  • Finish planting all spring-flowering bulbs now
  • Some plants that they will look nice in this month are:
    • Autumn crocus.
    • Cotinus grace.
    • Stag’s horn sumach.
    • Japanese cherries.