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    Preparing your garden for autumn

    Published on 20 March 2013, Wednesday, 4:58 AM

    The season of falling leaves is almost among us, so its time to put the dry season behind us and get your hands dirty with some garden DIY for autumn.

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Autumn is a great time to take a good look at your garden and bin any plants that were unable to take the summer heat and wilted under the sun.

    Some vegetables that are great to plant in autumn are spinach, cauliflower, potatoes and silverbeet, while you can add some vibrant colour to your garden by planting pansies, azaleas, camellias and violas.

    Prime time to fertilise

    Nurture and feed your plants in March, with the month "the perfect time" to feed just about everything in your garden according to Better Pets and Gardens.

    It's important to remember to water any fertiliser well so that nutrients can reach the plant roots.

    Keep an eye out for bugs

    You can expect to maybe find a few more creepy crawlies on your vegetables, with autumn known to be "caterpillar season".

    Keep these bugs at bay by clearing any fallen leaves that they may be sitting in and maintaining your garden regularly.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.