Your perth garden in autumn: How to make your home look a display home

Posted March 29, 2015

As a two storey home builder in Perth, we understand the importance of landscaping for the curb appeal of your home. With autumn approaching, it is important to keep your garden flourishing and looking absolutely beautiful! Here are some tips to help you make your home look like a Perth display home this autumn!

It’s Time for Growth

Autumn is the season to grow new plants from cuttings. If you feel like any of the garden beds in your backyard or front yard are looking bare, you can now plant some of your favourite plants to add a bit of life and colour to your garden. The best way to do this is to take 10 cm cuttings of the plants you love (remember, not all plants will respond well to this so check before you cut), and remove the lower leaves. You can then dip the cuttings in hormone powder and pot them in small containers of good potting mix. Succulents especially respond really well to this process and look beautiful!

It’s Time to Breathe

For your lawn that is. Autumn is the perfect time to aerate your lawn with a garden fork to give it some much-needed oxygen. Once it’s aerated, you can scatter some lime lightly over your lawn and feed it with an autumn feed ready for the cooler months. Now is also a good time to to kill any remaining weeds with a selective weed killer.

It’s Time to Smell the Roses

Autumn is the perfect time for roses; they look absolutely stunning and thrive at this time of the year. If you do love roses, go to your local nursery and choose the blooms you like. The sweet smell of roses in autumn can make your garden a special sanctuary for you and your family!

It’s Time to Trim Down

If you have any hedges or bushy plants in your garden, now is the time to trim them down before winter. This will keep them nice and compact, ready for fresh growth in spring. Be careful when you’re pruning, there’s nothing worse for your plants than over pruning. Dont forget to leave some seed heads; these provide some delicious treats for birds who visit your garden!

It’s Time to Compost

Autumn is the perfect time to replenish your compost bin! Gather any grass clippings, fallen leaves and prunings and layer them on top of your compost bin. Don’t forget to turn the bin regularly to promote aeration and decomposition of the organic materials!