Autumn lawn care tips
Autumn lawn care tips
Whilst you may not be using your lawn as much in Autumn, there’s still plenty of small jobs to be done to keep it looking its best. In this blog we share our top tips for Autumn lawncare.
Protect for winter
In summer we look forward to having the greenest and lushest lawn on the street, so much that we often forget about how our lawn looks in winter. Winter feeding for your lawn is all about protecting it so that when spring rolls quickly back around, it hasn’t fallen foul to winter disease or frost. Winter feeds such as our Winter Remedy are high in the nutrients Phosphate and Potassium that strengthen the root system of your grass and help it to build up immunity against disease. Whatever product you decide to use to protect your lawn this winter, make sure to always read the instructions – and don’t be tempted to use the last of your summer lawn food!
Brush away wormcasts
With the mild weather we’ve experienced so far this Autumn, wormcasts may appear on your lawn. Although worms are biologically good for your lawn their casts can ruin its overall appearance and you may be wondering what you can do about this. Wormcasts can be easily brushed away – but make sure to do this when the weather has been dry for a few days to avoid this becoming a very messy task!
As combinations go, leaves and lawns are up there with the worst for all lawn aficionados. Whilst they are dry, they make quite the picturesque view – but when wet they can cause a whole host of issues to your grass. Because they cover your lawn and deprive it of the air and light it needs to stay healthy, this can encourage patchy grass and discourage new growth. Likewise, the extra layer of constant moisture can create fungus / disease. To avoid this happening, make sure to rake up the leaves in your lawn. You can even repurpose them in unused areas of your garden to create a habitat for wildlife, the hedgehogs will thank you later!
Remove last mower clippings
When completing your last mow of the season, it’s important to remove the clippings from your lawn for the exact same reason you remove leaves. Some professionals may leave clippings on the lawn to return the nutrients back into the soil, but we would recommend that you don’t do this – too much or too little then this kind of activity can cause more harm than good. You can however use your grass clippings for mulch, to add to your flower beds or borders to keep them weed free.
If you love your lawn like we do, then you’ll want to avoid any potential damage to your lawn. Blunt blades on your lawnmower can damage your grass and cause yellow tips to form. When your lawnmower is serviced, the blades are sharpened and any other necessary maintenance is taken out such as oil changes and making sure everything is in working order. Autumn is a great time to do this as your lawn isn’t getting as much use.