Looking After Your Lawn This September

Create a new lawn from turf or seed, autumn weather is favourable for good lawn establishment.

Carry out essential lawn maintenace to avoid waterlogging and compaction. Aerate your lawn with a garden fork, removing thatch from the surface with a rake and reparing dead patches. Use a specialist lawn scarifier if you have a large area to cover.

Apply a special lawn top-dressing after carrying out maintenance work. Follow the instructions on the packet carefully.

Feed your lawn with an autumn fertiliser which is rich in potassium and low in nitrogen.

Control lawn chafers or leatherjackets with a biological control (nematodes).

Top Tip:

Raise height of your mower blades as grass growth slows down.


This Month's Key Tips
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Pick autumn raspberries.
  • Plant trees and shrubs in autumn - will give them the best start to let the roots settle in before new spring growth.
  • Keep up with watering of new plants.
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.