Four es­sen­tial au­tumn ‘house­keep­ing’ jobs

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do This Week -

Clean out your wa­ter butt

Don’t let dirty, stand­ing wa­ter hang about. It won’t be any good for wa­ter­ing plants with if it’s har­bour­ing pests and dis­ease.

Sharpen and clean tools

Give your tools a thor­ough wash. Once sparkling clean, sharpen those that need it and spray with rust blocker.

Clear away dead fo­liage

Wet, rot­ting fo­liage and fallen leaves need throw­ing away so they can’t carry pests and dis­ease and spread them around.

Wash pots and sur­faces

While you can’t clean ev­ery­thing per­fectly, you can lessen the chance of nas­ties re­main­ing. Use a stiff brush and soapy warm wa­ter.

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