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Productive Autumn Gardening

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Autumn signals the time of year for dormancy in many plants, leaves fall, sap flow slows down.  This however does not mean that garden maintenance should come to an end. Autumn offers unique opportunities for pruning, mulching, fertilizing, repairs to garden structures, modifications to garden layout and many other tasks.  Autumn is your chance to prepare for the warmer growing seasons to come, to improve the garden while you have a break from active growth.   Also if still warm enough where you live Autumn is great for planting most perennial plants, to allow extra time for establishment before the  colds of winter.

We love Autumn at Inscape Horticultural as we finally feel we can get some of the important preparations and repairs underway before the next seasons of amazing growth.

Give us a call to find out what can be done in your Autumn garden in preparation for next season.  You will be surprised what your investment in time during Autumn can do for your garden in the warmer months.

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Microclimates within gardens.

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Australia as a continent has many different climatic regions, affected by geographical location, oceans, mountains, soil environments etc.  There are many factors within our own properties that will affect the growing environment of a plant on a micro scale.  Brick walls, exposed areas, buildings, leaking pipes, soil texture variations, Competition from roots, water features…. etc.  These factors affect the way plants can grow within an available space; these modified small climatic areas are referred to as Microclimates.

For instance:  A Neighbours tree roots may be sapping moisture from the soil in the corner of your yard.  Or an area in your garden is especially dry and windy because it is exposed to an open path where the wind can travel unimpeded.  It is important to observe the spaces you have available to ascertain which plants will flourish within these areas, or modify the space if possible to eliminate or change the factors that influences the area in question.  Micro-climates are an important factor in the selection of plants within available spaces.

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