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

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

Apply a special lawn top-dressing after carrying out maintenance work. Make sure to follow the instruction on the packet carefully.

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

Top Tip:

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

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