Clearing beds is a quintessential autumn job and gives you the chance to plan ahead
Weeds are still growing, so don't let them linger
1 Rake up leaves and collect them for leaf mould. If left, they keep sun off the grass causing it to yellow and can become hosts for pests and disease.
2 Get rid of dead and dying summer bedding, then weed, turn and feed the soil and plant spring bedding and bulbs or let the bed lie fallow for winter.
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