Autumn Weather: A Garden Survival Guide

Autumn in the cityIt’s that time of year again. When all those bright memories of (a reasonably fair) summer are crushed under a mountain of fallen leaves and cold weather fronts.

The so-called Indian summer extended the sunshine a little bit, but the cold season is well and truly upon us now.

I think everyone would agree that it is definitely not gardening weather. But to make sure your garden survives the winter in reasonably good condition, it’s important that you prepare and maintain your garden for the worse weather yet to come.

Getting rid of leaves

Did you know that the English word autumn is descended from the Latin words autumnus/auctumnus meaning the season of abundance or the season of the harvest.

North American’s weren’t so subtle when it came to naming the autumn. They called it fall. Because it’s when the leaves fall to the ground. Get it?

I like to think that American people got so sick of raking up fallen leaves that they decided to name the whole season after them. Sometimes you can see where they are coming from. Fallen leaves are a nuisance. They blow in your face, stick to your shoes and never stay in a pile for very long.

When they aren’t raked up or moved with a leaf blower they start to biodegrade and this can quickly lead to unwanted moss/weed growth. This goes for grass, patios, decking and driveways so make sure you are on top of your garden.

If you have artificial grass then you’ll need to sweep the leaves up with a brush or a plastic rake, as metal can damage the surface.

Into each life some rain must fall

“Into each life some rain must fall/But too much, too much is fallin’ in mine”.

These lyrics from the iconic Ella Fitzgerald will be all too familiar  to people from Cheshire.

As north westerners, we know not to get too excited by periods of sunshine, because they are usually snatched away as quickly as they come.

Suddenly the wet weather returns and everything is back to normal. The BBQ is put away, the back door is shut and double-locked and then the lawn begins to take on its grey and muddy hue which stays put until the first light of spring. That is, it does if you don’t have artificial grass installed.

With artificial turf you avoid the mud and the mulch. You avoid the dirty boot marks and paw prints dragged through the hallway after walking the dog. And if you have the right drainage system installed, you can also avoid the big ugly puddles which form in the middle of your garden.

Our high quality Springback artificial grass is super resistant to mud and puddles. And because of the reinforced spines which run up the grass fibres, Springback grass is much tougher than its competitors and will survive the winter far more comfortably.

With Cheshire Artificial Grass your lawn will look less like a battlefield and more like a billiards table this autumn.

If you think you’d like to enjoy your garden this autumn/winter then call 01625 860 601. Or why not visit our artificial grass showroom in Cheshire.