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Autumn Lawn Care Tips

Posted 9th Sep 2013 16:26pm by Simon Johnson

09aut 003OCTOBER LAWN CARE

Following the summer, which has been a dry one, lawns need a feed with a fertiliser high in Phosphate and Potassium with additional Iron for that dark green look.  Soil compaction is a frequent cause of turf deterioration and moss invasion so we recommend aerating in Autumn/Winter; over sow with seed to help any bare areas re-establish before weeds and moss do!

Autumn Feed

This feed is a very important part of any lawn care programme.  Feed with a fertiliser high in Phosphate and Potassium with additional Iron for that dark green look.

Aeration

Soil compaction is a frequent cause of turf deterioration and moss invasion so we recommend aerating in Autumn/Winter; over sow with seed to help any bare areas re-establish before weeds and moss do!

Worm Casts

This month will probably see the appearance of worm casts (small mounds of earth brought to the surface by worms). Treatments can be applied to stop the casts occurring in the first place.

Actions required in Autumn

 

Autumn Feed/Moss Control      Improves colour and controls moss

Aerate lawn                               Relieves compaction and prepares

soil for sowing extra seed

Worm Casts                             Brush off when dry or treat with a pesticide

Some of the above tasks can be carried out by the lawn owner; other tasks may need some professional intervention.