In September, lawn growth slows so we have time to prepare it for winter to ensure the best condition for next year. Here’s how;
1. Remove thatch and moss
Grass clippings, dead grass and debris form “thatch” on the lawn surface. This can inhibit growth – use a spring rake to remove it. Raking also removes moss, although if a real problem, use a moss treatment before raking.
2. Spiking / Aerating
Improve areas of lawn left compacted from a summer of fun by spiking to a depth of 6” with a garden fork. This will also aerate and improve drainage.
An autumn feed will give the lawn a boost if it has had a busy summer, by promoting strong root growth. Don’t use leftover spring / summer feed – it is not good for your lawn at this time of year.
Single weeds can be removed by hand or with a spot on weed killer. If weeds are a widespread problem, use a combined autumn weed and feed product.
5. Keep it Clean
Don’t let fallen leaves and other debris lie for long as it will cause yellow patches.
By following these basic tasks, you should have a lush, happy lawn next year!