With evenings drawing in, kids going back to school and the barbeques being packed away, autumn is slowly creeping up on us and summer is nearly over!
For many of us, getting ready for autumn means looking forward to curling up with a cosy blanket and a steaming mug of tea. But before you head indoors you should do a little bit of outdoors housekeeping to prevent overgrowth and to make it easier to resume gardening again come the spring.
Not sure where to start? Don’t fret, as outdoor cleaning specialist, Jeyes has put together some useful tips on how to get yourself and your garden autumn ready this year. From trimming to pruning, mowing to cleaning – prep your garden for the season ahead.
Tidy up from the ground up!
You may have returned from holidays to find long grass, bedraggled plants, an overgrown lawn and lots of unattractive moss or weed, thanks to the mixed weather we’ve had this summer. While grass will grow more slowly over the autumn and winter months, it won’t stop completely. So be on the lookout for a dry day to tick this one off the list before the frost sets in and it’s too late.
If you haven’t already, make sure any all weeds are cleared and if there is fallen fruit around a tree, or dead heads and leaves from plants or vegetables, now is the time to remove this. By doing this you make sure your garden is disease free and the sunlight is getting through to the grass and plants below.
Hose down the patio and decking
The glorious spells of sunshine this past summer meant a lot of time has been spent on that patio with your family and friends. Now is a good time to make sure you get rid of the left-over debris, algae and mould that could have appeared. Jeyes 4 in 1 Decking Power helps to remove and prevent re-growth of mould, algae and mildew on all wooden outdoor surfaces from decking to fences and could be a useful product to use when hosing down your outdoor area. What’s more, cleaning your garden patio and decking at this time of the year, will make sure neither deteriorate over winter.
Store away garden furniture
It might sound obvious, but some of us can neglect this step until it’s too late. Left outside, your sun umbrellas can get discoloured and barbeques rusted. If you don’t have enough space to store them, it may be a good idea to invest in some protective covers to save your precious products.
Cleaning the barbeque
Working hard this summer? Your barbeque undoubtedly had its work cut out this summer too! So, whether or not you plan to have another barbeque this winter, its probably a good idea to give it a nice clean before you pack it away. Remember to take the necessary safety precautions like disconnecting the gas canisters before you start on this as well.
Jeyes Smart Brush Barbecue Cleaner has a fast acting powerfully concentrated gel formula which cleans your barbecue in just 10 minutes. This barbecue cleaner with a brush applicator gets to work quickly helping to remove 99.99% of barbecue germs and will be an invaluable item to have in your cleaning basket!
It’s all about maintenance
Fallen leaves and increased rain during autumn can be a recipe for clogged gutters and drains, so make a point of removing any built-up debris now to avoid the hassle later.
Worms can do their good to your garden, however during September you may notice the little piles of earth they leave behind, left alone these could make a real mess so use a stiff broom on a dry day and make sure you get rid of them quickly.
Once you have ticked these jobs off your checklist, you can happily sit back, curl up and relax, knowing that your garden is sparkly clean and ready for the seasons ahead!