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Preparing your Garden for Autumn

It won’t be long until Autumn is upon us and one thing we know for sure it to be prepared and getting your garden sorted ahead of the new season is a good idea. The Autumn brings a tremendous change in the weather and your plants, flowers and garden surroundings require some attention before you put away your summer gear. Here are some tips on preparing your garden for the Autumn. 

Firstly, you need to take a good look at your garden and decide what needs to be done and if you have lots of outdoor furniture you may need to start packing those bits up and putting them into storage for the months ahead. As sad as it sounds outdoor furniture has to be put away as it can’t be left outside or it will be wrecked by next year. 

Next up is considering the garden and its plants and flowers. The best advice is to check the soil and look at overgrown plants that could be divided and then bulbs could be removed and if you grow herbs you may need to move them into a warmer place – like inside or a greenhouse. If you love your herbs, doing this will mean you can grow and eat herbs for longer as once the plant gets some sunlight and if it isn’t at risk of frost or snow, it should be ok. 

Now is the time to check the kids outdoor play items and the furniture they use as well as sandpits or slides. Your children may use a slide or swing  in the winter but chances are they won’t be sitting in a sand pit so gather up the items, clean them down and put them away. While doing this, you could spend the time cleaning  off the patio, decking or pavement and don’t forget to sort out your shed or storage space so you know where to find everything next year. 

Give the grass a good last cut and experienced gardeners suggest using weed killer on the lawn after the summer to get rid of the seeds that have landed in the summer months. Again, this saves a lot of hassle next Spring when loads of weeds sprout  and if the grass is cut well and tightly it will be in good condition next year depending on the snow or rain we may endure in the coming months! 

If you have trees or large plants check them for damage and consider the safety of them and if they break could they be a safety threat? Get branches removed if you think you need to and while you are checking safety issues take a look at your fences and gates. Are they structurally sound? Will they manage a season of harsh weather? If you have a fence with broken bits it may cause less hassle to fix it now instead of waiting. Pack up any rubbish in the garden and if you have lots of rubbish or things to throw it don’t leave them to get thrown around a garden, get a skip and freshen up your garden and home by decluttering. 

For your FREE, no obligation, valuation in the South Wicklow and North Wexford area, call into one of our offices (located in Carnew and Gorey) and chat to any of our expert team or you can contact us online at We are happy to facilitate overseas buyers and sellers via Skype or similar, outside of regular office hours.  Alternatively, email me directly on or telephone: +353 53 94 21718

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