Autumn Lawn Care Tips

Late August To November

This is a vital time to use the last months of the growing season to prepare your lawn for the stresses of Winter. This preparation should improve the health of your lawn right through Winter, into the following Spring and beyond ensuring your lawn stays healthy over the winter and is in good condition ready for the spring.

Treatments May Include The Following:

  • Overseeding

    Sowing Seeds Onto A Lawn To Improve Grass Density. By Planting More Seeds Than Usual Germination Will Occur More Rapidly And Your Growing Grass Will Become Thicker. Overseeding Must Be Done At The Right Time Of The Year And In The Right Way If It’s To Be Successful. Contact Lawn Weed Expert Help And Advice.

  • Top Dressing

    Soil Mixes Added To The Turf Surface And Brushed Or Raked In To Produce A Smooth Surface. Enhances Thatch Decomposition And Improves Top Soil Condition.

  • Aeration

    Commonly Refers To The Process Of Using Mechanized Equipment To Either Puncture The Soil With Spikes (Spike Aeration) Or Remove Approximately 1″X2″ Cores Of Soil From The Ground (Core Aeration). Spike Aeration Involves The Use Of An Aeration Machine With Spikes Up To A 2 – 3 Inches Or More In Length. Spike Aeration Is Sometimes Used To Address Surface Drainage Issues In Areas With Turf. Core Aeration Is Done On Turf Areas As A Means Of Reducing Turf Compaction, Reducing Thatch Build-Up, Improving The Infiltration Of Water/Nutrients, And Creating An Environment Where Grass Seed Can Have Direct Contact With The Soil.

  • Dealing With Worms And Their Casts

    Worm Casts Are Soil And Plant Remains That Are Excreted By Earthworms And Deposited On The Turf Surface. They Are Unsightly And Can Smear. Call The Lawn Weed Expert For Advice.

  • Scarifying

    See Our Page On Scarifying

  • Broadleaf Weed Treatment

    Application Of Safe But Effective Herbicide To Control Weeds And Clovers

  • Moss Control

    Removing The Conditions That Encourage Moss To Develop Will Reduce The Possibility Of Moss Returning. However If You Have A Heavy Soil And Or Shaded Areas In Your Garden Then You Will Always Have To Be Vigilant. The Lawn & Weed Expert Will Recommend That You Have Sufficient Moss Control In Your Program To Ensure That We Control The Moss.

  • Disease Control

    Identifying And Applying Relevant Products To Control Turf Disease