Things to do in the garden this Autumn to be more Wildlife Friendly
- if tidying the garden, leave some seedheads, especially on things like sunflowers and thistles, and allow things to die back naturally - you'll be providing shelter and food for the birds that way.
- try and leave weeds with attractive flowers. In general, if you can leave the weeding to a minimum it will help wildlife with food and shelter.
- September can be a great time to plant wildflower seeds, depending on your soil. Generally, they won't come up until the following Spring but they'll provide a nice early food source for the bees.
- Autumn is a great time to plant herbaceous perennials, great for borders and for bees as early food sources.
- Start getting into a more regular routine with filling your bird feeders and putting out water for birds in the garden. As it gets cooler they'll need it more and more.
- finally, and this one is a little hopeful, bask in the warmth of the Indian Summer!