Prepare your garden for a long hot summer ahead
10 Top Gardening Tips for November
- Keep your climbers in check by pruning back new growth
- Deadhead roses and fertilise to encourage healthy growth throughout the season
- Time to tackle the weeding – not the most glamorous job but it’s best to keep on top of it this month before it becomes unmanageable
What to plant this month?
- Plant beetroot, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, sweet corn, eggplant, zucchini’s and tomatoes
- Plant coriander, thyme, basil, French tarragon, oregano and sage
- Replace tired spring annuals and consider adding vibrant colours to your garden which will brighten up summer entertaining areas
Summer survival – key reminders
- As the weather heats up, top up your mulch on garden beds to lock in moisture
- Don’t forget to water shrubs and flowering plants more frequently as they begin to bloom to ensure they remain resilient throughout the summer season
- Now’s the time to move delicate potted plants to the shade to avoid heat burn
- Check your irrigation system is working properly. It has laid dormant over the cooler months and may be prone to leaks.
Spring is a great time to visit other gardens for some new ideas before it gets too hot.
- Check out some top community gardens in Melbourne.
- Take a sticky beak at someone else’s garden to get inspiration for your own backyard through the Open Garden Scheme.
- Stay on top of your game in your garden – get tips for next season.