Do’s and Don’ts of lawn care
Use an autumn lawn feed, though it may be getting too late in the north;
Rake up fallen leaves to allow light to reach the grass plants;
Mow the lawn if the weather is mild; aerate if frost is not forecast. Scarify and topdress in mild parts; lay turf only if the weather remains fine and warm.
Walk on the grass on frosty mornings; apply seed in patches or as a new lawn;
Use leftover summer feeds which are too high in nitrogen; apply weed or moss killer, wait until the spring; Scarify, aerate or topdress in frosty weather or if the soil is waterlogged.
Avoid walking on frozen grass
Remove worm casts with a broom