Time to get planting for Spring!

By September 10, 2020Articles
Canberra Flowers In Spring

What Should You Plant In Your Garden This September & October in Canberra

Now that Winter and some very cold days are over, Spring has arrived and the sun has started to shine in Canberra.

This is the perfect time to add some colour to your garden! Even though our rainfall has been limited over the winter season, with appropriate watering systems you can environmentally and economically enjoy and sustain your garden.

Unsure what to plant? No need to worry. Just follow our planting guide, so you can wake up and enjoy a beautiful and colourful garden!

Spring is the perfect time to start planting fruit, flowers, vegetables, trees, and herbs. But, what you can plant in your garden depends on the climate and soil conditions of where you live. Australia has a very different climate from city to city. It’s important to know which plants are ideal for the Canberra climate. So you can produce the most stunning results in your garden.

Here is our planting guide for what to plant in your garden in September and October in Canberra:

First Prepare Your Soil

Before planting anything in your garden, it’s essential to make sure your soil is prepared.

⁃    Dig in manure and compost. This will make sure anything you plant has the nutrients which it needs to grow.

⁃    Make sure that the soil has been well watered

⁃    Lastly, add a 10 cm layer of mulch to your garden beds – which helps retain moisture

Brighten Up Your Spring

In the ACT and surrounding communities, it’s the perfect time to add some flowers to your garden.

The following flowers are ideal for planting:

  • Geraniums
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias
  • Snapdragons

Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

Spring is the perfect time to start your veggie garden. Unsure exactly what to plant this September and October in Canberra? Try planting the following fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Capsicum
  • Chinese Cabbage

    Download this handy print out to hang on your fridge or in your garden shed!

  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Parsnip
  • Potato
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onion
  • Squash
  • Swedes
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini


  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Replace the dull and dreary remains of winter with some beautiful colour. Lighten up your life, and garden!

Do you want to ensure your garden grows as quickly as possible? What about saving time and water too? Then installing irrigation is the perfect solution. An irrigation system will help you have the best garden in the street, which will be the delight of your friends and neighbours. It will also give you more free time, and slash your water bill.

DK Egan Plumbing are licensed and experienced residential, commercial, and industrial plumbers. We are irrigation experts in Canberra and surrounding regions. For an obligation free quote, contact us today via phone on 0427 625 716, or by completing our