Autumn landscape planning

Autumn landscape planning

Autumn landscape planning

As the summer season draws to a close, landscapers’ minds turn to autumn planning. It’s the season for trees – both planting new and clearing up leaf fall from the established. And cooler days, particularly the drier ones, can be ideal for hard landscaping projects too. To help you shift gear from summer to autumn, here we look at all the tools and materials you need for those essential autumn landscaping jobs.

Planting new trees

With summer often too hot to plant trees and frozen grounds in winter posing a different challenge, autumn’s mild weather is the ideal season for tree planting. Planting saplings in the earlier part of the season allows their root systems to settle before the coldest weather arrives.

At the beginning of every new season, a kit check will help make sure you’ve got everything you need for the challenges ahead. For tree-planting projects, make sure you’ve got:

  1. a supply of heavy-duty tree ties in 45cm and 60cm sizes that are quick to secure and come with a spacer
  2. spiral tree guards to protect vulnerable saplings. If you’re working on a public or commercial landscaping project consider a 250 spiral tree guard multipack
  3. a multipack of good quality bamboo canes

Leaf clearance

Clearing up the fallen leaves from deciduous trees is perhaps the most extensive maintenance job of the season, so it pays to have decent tools to make it as efficient as possible. Whether you prefer a Bulldog Premier Plastic Leaf Rake or one of our Bulldog Springbok Rakes, both make light work of leaf clearance.

Composite decking

Composite decking, formed from wood-polymer composite, is gaining in popularity, thanks to its low-maintenance appeal. The demand is unsurprising given the decking’s convincing grooved pattern that mimics natural wood. It’s also a practical choice for commercial projects.

The stunning Millboard decking collection is one of our favourites as it offers the best wood replica and is available in a large range of colours and finishes. All colourways have matching trims to finish board ends and step treads neatly.

Landscapes Direct is an established supplier of high-quality landscaping and gardening products to the landscape gardening trade. We pride ourselves on the high levels of support we provide for our clients. Find out more about how we can help you with your professional landscaping project on 0800 731 6534 or

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