Tidying Tips for Autumn

October 4, 2018

Autumn is well and truly upon us, bringing with it changing leaves and beautiful scenery. As the leaves start to fall and the colder weather sets in, there are many things you can do to your garden to keep it looking tidy.

Putting in some extra effort before the harsh winter will give you a head start when the spring weather finally arrives. In the latest post from Border Fencing, we take a look at top tidying tips for your garden this autumn.

Garden Borders

To bring some life back into your garden, begin by tidying your borders by pulling out any dead stems and dying leaves – you may want to leave seed heads for birds to enjoy. Additionally, remove any weeds and consider putting fresh compost down to insulate the plant roots.


Although you may be tired of tidying the ever mounting piles of leaves from your lawn, you don’t have to throw them all away. Try to keep a small collection of leaves under hedges as this can provide shelter for wildlife over the winter. You may also use fallen leaves in your compost bin.


You won’t be able to use your lawn mower over winter when the ground is too damp or wet. When you have mowed your lawn for the final time, cut the edges using an edging tool to redefine the edges and give your lawn a clean line and tidy appearance.


If you haven’t made all the necessary repairs to your garden over the summer months, now is the time to do it. Make sure that your shed roof is water resistant and free from holes that will cause leaks. Additionally, replace any rotting fence stubs to give them the best chance of remaining standing over the winter. If your fencing seems stable, make sure it is fully coated in a wood preservative.

Border Fencing

At Border Fencing, we specialise in creating bespoke garden buildings, sheds and animal houses. Speak to us today to get your garden project underway. Call 01527 835 955 or send your enquiry through our online contact form.