Looking After Your Lawn This August

Lawn growth slows down in late summer so raise the cutting height of your lawn mower to help the grass cope.

If your lawn is infested by ants, brush out the nests on a dry day. Always brush them away before mowing.

If you’re planning on laying a new lawn this autumn, prepare the area now to give it time to settle.

Recut any lawn edged. Install lawn edging to make future maintenance easier.

Don’t worry if your lawn is looking brown, the autumn rains will soon make it green again.

Top Tip:

Don’t feed your lawn with a high-nitrogen fertiliser now as this will encourage lots of lush new growth which is easily damaged by autumn weather.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
  • Keep ponds and water features topped up.
  • Watering - particularly conatiners and new plants, preferably with recycled water or stored rainwater.
  • Harvest vegetable regularly as they become ready to promote new growth.