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September Lawn Care Tips

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03/09/2015

So… the sun really didn’t fancy coming out this summer and unless we have a late and very unexpected summer in September I think it’s safe to say that the autumn is now on its way. Boo for us!

However for your lawn it’s not actually too bad, your lawn can be totally renovated in September and this can seriously increase its health.

For September your main jobs are:

  • Fertlising
  • Weed control
  • Scarifying
  • Aeration
  • Top dressing
  • Over seeding

Fertilising and weed control are self explanatory and whether its us who treats your lawn or you DIY, fertilising your lawn will increase its health which in turn will help to keep its strength up throughout the colder months.

RENOVATIONS

Ok… The IMPORTANT bit… Renovations in September are a must if you’re looking to give your lawn a total health boost.

Scarifying and aerating (preferably hollow tine) will increase the surface drainage and absorption of moisture and nutrients to the roots of the grass. Adding top dressing and over -seeding will improve soil surface once again and increase the rate of recovery.

TURFING 

Turfing can be carried out at just about any time so long as the weather conditions aren’t too extreme. September is great for turf to establish itself through the increased amount of moisture while moderate soil temperatures will increase the root development. We can remove and lay a whole new lawn or extend/patch up sections or create you a new lawn area – whatever your turfing needs are, I’m sure we can provide you with your wish!

MOWING  

If temperatures are still mild and moisture levels are decent then continue to mow every 7-10 days at around 1.5 inches. If temperatures lower and moisture levels increase you should mow at a higher height and less frequently.

The mix of conditions in august will have left your lawn maybe a little patchy and there might be a pest/disease making itself at home. If you spot any discolouration, patches or any other changes then please give us a call – we can visit FREE of charge, diagnose you problem and recommend an effective treatment.

We hope you have a great September! Watch out for our Autumn Newsletter – publishing soon.

Thank you for reading! Feel free to comment to ask questions – we’re happy to help!