As the weather starts to cool and the rain sets in, you can reduce the amount of water you use on the lawn and start to prepare for winter. Allow the lawn to grow a little more, scarify one last time and aerate the lawn for better drainage and growth.
- Reduce the frequency of cutting
- Scarify before winter
- Aerate the lawn
- Sow new seed
Reduce the frequency of cutting
As the weather starts to cool, you can cut your grass less frequently as the growth slows down. When mowing the lawn raise the cutting height to allow it to grow thicker helping protect it from moss and disease.
Scarify before winter
This is the perfect time to scarify your lawn one last time before the end of the year because your lawn is still growing. Use a rake or for even faster results, use a Flymo Lawnrake Compact 3400.
Aerate the lawn
Use a garden fork or an aerator to reduce the compaction of the soil and improve the drainage. This will encourage healthy grass growth.
Raise the cutting height on your lawn mower
Allow your grass to grow a little taller over the winter months to ensure it remains healthy. This will also prevent any moss growing in bare patches.
Sow new seed
The weather conditions are ideal for sowing new grass seed in any worn or damaged areas. Areas of high activity such as around children’s play equipment or pathways are prone to damage.