As the evenings draw in this is the time to really work on your lawn to prepare it for the winter and the spring growing season. Your efforts now will really pay off in the following year.
mowing your lawn in the autumn
With falling temperatures and shorter days the growth of the grass will slow down so mowing can be reduced. Raise the height of the mower and as always keep those blades sharp.
Feeding your lawn in the autumn
As the evenings draw in and we all prepare for winter, your lawn needs some preparation too. Our autumn treatment includes a fertiliser which contains less nitrogen but more magnesium. Magnesium helps to develop a strong root system on the lawn by protecting it from winter conditions. If required, a selective spot weed killer will be applied. This treatment is normally applied between late September and November.
Autumn leaves fall in huge quantities during October and November, quickly covering lawns and borders. Left in place they can smother grass and cause bare or thin patches. As leaves fall from surrounding trees and hedges it is important to collect them regularly. This helps keep your lawn healthy and to reduces moss, and disease. If you have a rotary mower and the leaves are dry set it to a high setting and suck up the leaves. We suggest leaving pile of leaves under hedgerows to provide shelter for wildlife over the winter.