3 garden tips for lawn in Autumn:
- Time to aerate the lawn after the heavy summer traffic from kids, dogs, tents, cocktail parties and mowers! There are various pieces of equipment available however a common garden fork and a spare hour or two can be just as effective. Before aerating ensure you don’t have subterranean drip irrigation which can be easily punctured. If you do have irrigation use a sandy top dressing mix for aeration.
- Give your lawn one final feed before winter using a slow release fertiliser. Now is the best time to lay new turf rolls over any bare areas as it is cool and grass will have time to establish roots before growth slows and stops over Winter.
- Keep an eye out for early signs of lawn grub (dead patches or soil mounds). Spray with Bathyroid or use Grubkill granules. Winter grass may also start to appear around now so get ahead of it by spraying with a selective winter grass spray or take advantage of the soft wet soil and start hand weeding!