Care for your lawn
We’ve all used our lawns a lot over the past few months, and it’s had a lot to contend with – sun and drought, too much rain, big and little feet running all over it – all manner of elements that will have depleted it and put it to the test. To use them as our very own outdoor carpets is the reason we have lawns, but that means at the end of summer we have to look after them!
Autumn’s the perfect time to put all its problems right, as the season has died down and we’re tidying up our gardens. Any work you do to your lawn now will hopefully take effect before winter rains and temperatures descend.
One of the key jobs to do now is aerate your lawn, so it can not only drain well and cope with an onslaught of rain, but also keep the soil airy and non-compacted. Claggy lawn soil is the root of many fungal or drainage problems and is generally the cause of it appearing unattractive.
For a nice and tidy look, rake moss and leaves from the surface, and if you need to rectify certain areas that have looked poor over summer, you can re-seed or even re-turf now too, which will knit together handsomely before winter.
Scarifying keeps lawn surfaces neat and healthy and improves drainage