Top Tips For Autumn Lawn Care
Now that the summer months have left us behind and we’re well into autumn, it’s time for you all to start thinking about lawn care and how you can make sure that your garden copes with whatever weather the next few months have in store for us.
Thanks to the heatwave and a distinct lack of water over the last few months, no doubt your grass has well and truly suffered so you may have your work cut out for you but if your lawn is to look lovely and stay healthy for next year you really do need to make the effort now.
Go around your lawn and look out for moss, which you may well find in big patches near hedges and trees. Use a moss killer on your lawn to treat this problem and you’ll find that in a few weeks the weeds will all have died and you can rake the surface of your lawn to get rid of it.
This will only treat the effect, however, and you might want to consider doing all you can to stop moss from reappearing in the future so remove any branches on your trees that could be casting shade as this will help stop moss from taking hold.
You should also take steps to improve the drainage of your lawn, paying particular attention to parts of it that are well trodden upon. These areas can become compacted very easily and this will create drainage problems. Luckily, these are simple to deal with – all you have to do is stick your garden fork into the lawn and move it around to create a few air channels.
Once you’ve done this, you can then sprinkle a sandy top dressing over the top of your lawn to fill these little holes you’ve created, which will allow both air and water into the grass. You can buy bags of this dressing from your local garden centre or online.
And whatever you do, don’t forget to feed your lawn using some lovely autumn fertiliser that has a high content of potash and phosphates. This will really help ensure that your lawn is healthy when it comes to flower in a few months.
As we move through the year and get closer to November and December, make sure you head outside when the weather is dry to make sure your lawn stays clear of any leaves and other debris. If you don’t, the grass will be weakened and you’ll make it a lovely safe haven for all sorts of annoying pests that you definitely don’t want.
Of course, not everyone has the time to make sure their lawns are in tiptop condition year in, year out – and if this sounds familiar, give us a call here at Andrew Tabor Landscaping and whether you need anything from a hedge trim or landscaping in somerset, or elsewhere, we can come and do all the hard work on your behalf.