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Autumn is a beautiful time of year, with nature becoming a radiant explosion of stunning reds and golds. As beautiful as autumn can be, its also a sign that most plant life is dying down and preparing for winter dormancy.

As November rolls around, the temperatures continue to drop, and this is really the last month of the season where your garden requires any active care before your lawn goes fully dormant over the winter months.

During this transitional period it can be hard to know exactly what kind of care your garden needs, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you identify what lawn treatments can help improve your lawn health this autumn.


November Lawn Care Tips

Lawn mowing

The best time to carry out the last mow of the year can vary greatly depending on the weather that November, and also how the weather was in October. If October was wet and mild, it’s possible that your lawn is still growing in November and needs mowing again.

However, if the weather in October was very cold and dry, it’s possible that your lawn has already stopped growing and doesn’t need mowing in November. Keep an eye on your lawn and watch out for visible growth – this is a simple and effective way to identify whether or not your lawn will need mowing this November.

Watering the lawn

Typically, it’s not really required to water your lawn during November. Rainfall is pretty common in the autumn months, so your lawn should already have all the water it needs for this time of year.

The only reason you should be watering your lawn in November is if you’ve recently had a new lawn laid or you’ve carried out work on your lawn (e.g. scarification).

Feed your lawn

During the autumn, it’s advised to give your lawn an autumn lawn feed. This can be done in either October or November. Autumn lawn feeds are specially tailored to give your lawn the essential nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy in autumn, which in turn helps your lawn become better prepared for the tough conditions of winter.


Lawn scarification is a process that’s best carried out in the spring and/or autumn, depending on the state of your lawn. Scarification (also known as dethatching) is the process of removing moss, thatch, and other organic build-up from your lawn which might be smothering it and stifling its natural growth.


Aeration, also commonly known as spiking, is the process of puncturing the surface of your lawn with spikes to relieve compaction and make it easier for air, water, and essential nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. By relieving compaction you help improve natural drainage, which in turn can help prevent moss growth and lawn diseases caused by water pooling on the surface/general excessive moisture in your lawn.


Here at Lawn & Weed Expert, we have over 20 years of experience providing professional lawn care treatments during November. If you’d like to read more about autumn lawn care and the services we offer, head over to our website today.

Autumn Lawn Care


How do I know what my lawn needs in November?

The care requirements of your lawn in November can vary greatly depending on the weather and overall conditions of your garden.

If you’d like to talk with an expert about your lawn care requirements, reach out and contact us here at Lawn & Weed Expert today to arrange your FREE lawn care survey. One of our lawn care professionals will survey your garden and let you know which of our services will best benefit your lawn, and give you a no-nonsense quote.

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