Looking After Your Lawn This August
Don’t worry if your lawn is looking brown, the autumn rains will soon make it green again.
Don’t feed your lawn with high-nitrogen fertiliser now as this will encourage lots of lush new growth which is easily damaged by autumn weather.
Recut and lawn edges. Install lawn edging to make future maintenance easier.
Now is a good time of year to treat lawn chafers and leatherjackets with nematodes.
If you’re planning on laying a new lawn this autumn, prepare the area now to give it time to settle.
If your lawn is infested by ants, brush out the nests on a dry day. Always brush them away before mowing.
Lawn growth slows down in late summer so raise the cutting height of your lawn mower to help the grass cope.
This Month's Key Tips
- Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
- Keep ponds and water features topped up.
- Watering - particularly containers and new plants, preferably with recycled water or stored rainwater.
- Harvest vegetables regularly as they become ready to promote new growth.