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 treesWith 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:
- a supply of heavy-duty tree ties in 45cm and 60cm sizes that are quick to secure and come with a spacer
- 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
- a multipack of good quality bamboo canes