Taking better care of your lawn this autumn

Posted by Michael Perry on

Autumn is the ideal time to give your lawn a pick-me-up with some post-summer care. Not sure what to do? Here are a few quick tips.

Create drainage holes

Summer 2018 saw us having some of the best weather we've seen in years, but it played havoc with our lawns. Not only did most of us experience some form of dehydration resulting in hay-like yellow patches on our once luscious yards, but those same yards likely saw a lot of activity, causing compacting and making it difficult for water to penetrate into the roots.

To rectify this, take your pitchfork and drive it into your lawn once every 10cm. Push it in as deep as you can, then wiggle it back and forth slightly. This will allow air and water back into the soil, so that your grass will grow back healthier next year.


Autumn lawn care - scarifying with a rake

If you took exceptional care of your lawn over summer and your grass is now going strong, it may be a good time to scarify to get rid of moss.

Mow, then sprinkle a moss killer and lawn care product like Evergreen® Autumn Lawn Care on your lawn around a week before scarifying. Then, take a rake and use moderate pressure to lift away the moss from on top of the grass - not the grass itself. 

Encourage growth

Evergreeen autumn lawn care

The Evergreen® Autumn Lawn Care is excellent for keeping your lawn healthy through scarification, however, you should also water your lawn lightly after you have carried out any autumn lawn care work (unless it rains, of course!) to help your grass grow back thicker and healthier.

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