Looking After Your Lawn This October

Aerate your lawn with a garden fork to avoid waterlogging and compaction over winter.

Rake any thatch from the surface and repair dead patches. There’s still time to lay fresh turf if required.

Clear up fallen leaves regularly to allow light to the grass.

Although temperatures might be gradually dropping, your lawn should still receive a cut every 7-14 days. Remember, the best approach is little and often.

Recut any lawn edges if needed. Install lawn edging to make future maintenance easier.

Top Tip:

Now is a good time to consider applying a low-nitrogen, autumn fertiliser to your lawn. It is likely your lawn has been under some drought stress during the summer months due to high temperatures and low amounts of rainfall. Applying a specific autumn fertiliser will give your lawn a much needed boost whilst preparing the plants for the colder, darker months of the upcoming winter.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Clear up fallen autumn leaves on a regular basis.
  • Cut back perennials that have died down.
  • Harvest fruit trees - apples and pears.
  • Move tender plants into the greenhouse for winter.
  • Renovate old lawns or creat new grass areas by laying turf.