We associate fruit trees and some shrubs in the fall primarily with fruit harvesting. During this time, apples, pears, plums and autumn raspberries ripen and must be picked and used for canning or storage. However, the autumn work in the orchard does not end with the harvest. See how to care for trees and shrubs in the garden in October and November.
Autumn in the orchard is first and foremost the time of harvest. Apples, pears, plums and autumn raspberries are ripening and must be picked and used for making preserves or stored. However, the autumn work in the orchard does not end with the harvest. The trees are slowly preparing for the rest period, and we have to help them so that we can enjoy a bountiful harvest next season.
It is worth starting the autumn care of bushes and trees by raking fallen leaves, especially under trees and bushes that were sick (e.g. from scab, small stone patches, walnut anthracnose) or were victims of pests (e.g. aphids). . It is important because the causative agents of diseases and spores of pests very often overwinter in fallen leaves and attack plants with double force the following season.