How to rescue a dying garden this autumn

Autumn has arrived and whilst it's still warm, it's important to make the most of your outdoor spaces before it's too late.

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The leaves have turned beautiful shades of orange and the trees are starting to look sparse, autumn is definitely here.

Before the temperature dips to freezing there is still time to enjoy your garden, not only to prepare your much loved summer plants for the harder winter months ahead. Organisation now will prove fruitful next spring.

Planting the easy way

As summer winds down some plants which appear to be on the way out can be rescued. Cutting any dead leaves off can give a new lease of life, while regularly watering the plants can keep them going a little longer saving you plenty of time and money on buying and planting late bloomers.

Now that the delicate flowers are beyond saving, purchasing pot plants from a garden centre, florist or supermarket and placing them in your flowerbeds can be an easy way to bring new life to your back yard.

If you have a space in your garden that you’re unsure of what to do with it, why not consider installing an outdoor pod? As alternatives to a garden shed come, they’re pretty cool, easy on the eye and can be used for a number of things.

An outdoor pod could be used as an office, lounge or perhaps a play area for your kids to spend time in if it starts raining. If the pod’s big enough, it could be a multipurpose room or handy for entertaining guests!

If you’re not much of a gardener, then there are some plants you could add to your garden that require very little maintenance. Peonies and salvia can survive well into autumn/fall, while cacti don’t need too much water to survive and can make your garden seem a little exotic. If you prefer something quirkier why not get some sculptures, Greek statues or even a giant pair of legs!