Give your lawn some TLC this autumn

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 9:06 am

If you want to enjoy the benefits of a lush green lawn next summer now is the time to act. The growth of the grass will start to slow down as the temperature cools and the days get shorter so there is no need to mow the lawn but in autumn the plants start to shift their focus from growing leaves to strengthening their root system, so they need the right balance of nutrients to encourage good growth. What you feed your lawn now, will determine whether it flourishes next spring and summer.

It is wise to choose a professional quality feed for your lawn which has a low nitrogen content but plenty of phosphorus and potassium. Recently seaweed based lawn treatments have become popular as these are absorbed by the leaves and supplies a plant with the equivalent of our vitamins and minerals encouraging healthy growth.

Many gardeners are troubled by weeds in the lawn through the summer so now is the time to treat them. Rather than spraying herbicides around the whole lawn consider using a specific professional quality spray that tackles the particular weeds that are growing. By keeping on top of any weeds and regular feeding, mowing, aeration and scarifying your lawn should be a sight to behold next summer.

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