Autumn lawn care guide

Autumn lawn care guide

This autumn lawn care guide helps you keep your property healthy, green and lush during the autumn months. Lawn care in autumn is as essential as any other time of the year, even more so before winter arrives. Autumn is an excellent time to get to work on your lawn and prepare it for the seasons ahead. There are many jobs to be done in the garden at this time of year, and lawn care is one of them. So even though the temperature has dropped, grab your coat and enjoy some of the brighter days of autumn and the cool, fresh autumnal air.

  1. Mowing
  2. Scarifying
  3. Sowing seed
  4. Top dressing

1. Mowing

Even though the weather starts to cool and the leaves will begin to change colour and fall to the ground, your lawn may still need to be mowed, especially if the days remain relatively warm and sunny. As the growth of your grass begins to slow down, you should raise the height of your mower blade to gradually allow the grass to grow longer, protecting it over the winter months. Raise the blade until you stop altogether.

2. Scarifying and aerating

Ensuring your lawn has good airflow is key to a thriving property. Scarifying will remove weeds and moss you don't want on the lawn, and aerating with a garden fork or specialised garden tool will ensure good airflow in the soil. Holes will be created in the ground. There are also weed and feed products that can be used to help the process and keep your lawn looking great for the following summer months.

3. Sowing seeds

If your lawn has some patchy areas, you can now sow some lawn seed or lay some turf. Before it gets too cold and when it isn't too hot in the summer, this time of year can be ideal for sowing and growing. Allowing time for the seed to settle and germinate and the turf to establish itself, you will also need less water due to higher rainfall during the autumn months. So you can save water and time compared to sowing in late spring or summer.

4. Top dressing

This is where you will lay lawn top dressing on the grass after you have aerated the lawn. You can buy pre-mixed top dressing or make your own from horticultural sand, loam and topsoil. Spread it evenly and rake over the yard. It doesn't need to be any deeper than 2cm, with the tips of the current grass showing through the top. You can seed your lawn onto the top dressing and water in.

For lawn care tools, seeds, top dressing and advice, visit us in store. Our staff is always happy to help you, whether it's to find the best tool, grass seed or any other lawn care problem in the autumn.

You might also be interested in:

Recognize and prevent pests on indoor plants

In the tranquil realm of indoor plants, a hidden threat can occasionally lurk – pests that have the potential to disrupt the harmonious greenery of our homes. As caretakers of these botanical companions, it's crucial to arm ourselves with knowledge on recognising and preventing pests. In this guide, we'll explore common culprits, understand the signs of infestation, and delve into effective strategies to keep our indoor plants thriving, pest-free, and vibrant.

<...Read more...
Cutting houseplants - Is it really necessary?

In the world of indoor gardening, the topic of cutting or pruning houseplants often raises questions and uncertainties. Do our leafy companions truly benefit from the occasional trim, or is it an unnecessary intervention? In this exploration, we'll unravel the mysteries surrounding cutting houseplants, understanding the reasons behind this practice and discovering the potential benefits it can bring to the health and aesthetics of our indoor greenery.

...

Read more...
Room design with indoor plants for a green jungle

Transforming your living space into a lush green jungle is not just a design choice; it's a commitment to infusing vitality and tranquillity into your home. In this guide, we'll embark on a journey to create a botanical haven within your four walls. From selecting the right plants to arranging them in harmonious clusters, let's explore how room design with indoor plants can turn your home into a vibrant and refreshing oasis.

...

Read more...
3 Fabulous Flower Seeds to Sow in February

Here are some of our favourite flowers that can all be sown in February.

Read more...