Its been a busy few weeks for us at Mow ‘N’ Blow Landscapes, we have had some lovely projects, building raised sleeper beds and installing home offices with new patios, we feel very privileged that our customers chose us, and we have been lucky with the weather too.
But as the nights draw near and the weather undoubtedly turns for the worse, now is a good time to think about those jobs that need doing before winter sets in. All the little jobs that should be done before the cold and freeze and rain worsen them even more, so they don’t become a bigger more expensive job next year.
Those loose steps up to the garage or front door, the shed that needs staining or re-felting, or even the wobbly patio slabs. It’s also a good time to replace fencing as our fences will once again take a beating this winter, and if they are loose now they may break in high wind. With a fencing shortage this year after the storms last winter it may prove wise to replace them now. And don’t forget to buy your salt and grit early so again avoiding the rush!
Its been a busy few weeks for us at Mow ‘N’ Blow, we have worked with fish, both concrete and real, been swamped by caterpillars, inundated with mulberries and been treated to the delights of Elderberry Rob. The sweet taste of Elderberry syrup and the high levels of vitamins ensured we worked hard!
It’s quite simply a great time of year to be gardening, especially with the recent warmth, long may it continue. There’s fruit burgeoning on the limb, the temperature is great for working outdoors, and it always feels like stolen moments, somehow good weather in September always seems a lucky extra.
And of course with this spate of warmth, long may it continue, the garden still needs work, the grass is still growing, deadheading and cutting back continues, and the leaves haven’t started to fall yet, so no thoughts just yet of putting things to bed.
Now is traditionally a good time of year for seeding your lawn and performing other lawn works but keep an eye of the weather as any seed may still need watering if we have a little dry spell.
If Lynn or I, or in fact any of us at Mow ‘N’ Blow can help with you garden this autumn the please get in touch and enjoy the warmth, long may it continue!
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business