The benefits of autumn feed

Now is the time to prepare your lawn for winter. Steps you take now will ensure that your grass grows even greener next year!

Continue mowing you lawn while it is still mild but remember to cut it a bit longer or the lawn could soon be overgrown by moss.

Fertiliser in autumn should be high in potash and phosphates as this will help strengthen your lawn and reduce frost damage.

For older lawn which are prone to moss, it’s not too late now to scarify. This will give your lawn time to recover while it is still mild and with regular water before winter sets in.

Don’t forget to continue raking up leaves and broken twigs to prevent these from decaying on your lawn as they could spread disease.

Why is it important to collect leaves from grass?

I totally appreciate that autumnal leaves can be the last rays of colour in your garden and during a crisp, cold day are a crunchy pathway. But your grass is a living organism, requiring both air and sunlight to create food, and grow. Allowing thick piles of leaves to gather on your lawn will prevent sunlight from reaching the grass, therefore suffocating it.

By raking your leaves, you’re preventing fungus, potential disease, and the possibility of grass dying from suffocation. A little effort in collecting leaves now will mean you have a head start on a healthy, green lawn for 2021.

Once collected put those leaves to good use. Shred them and add them to your compost pile so they can decompose and result in nutrients for your garden borders.

We offer a new service which will blow leaves from your flower borders and hoover them up. It’s simple and effective leaving your garden looking smart and tidy. We are also able to clear leaves from artificial lawns as well as hard surfaces such as drives, paths and car parks. Why not get in touch and have a chat about what we can do for you.