04 Apr Basic Autumn Lawn Care Guide
For your instant turf to continue to flourish, it needs care and attention, no matter the season! As the air is expected to get colder after a long summer, here’s how you can keep your lawn turf healthy and strong.
Scarifying the lawn
Scarifying is the process of minimising the layer of thatch on the lawn, usually done by raking. Thatch, or the layer of dead organic matter such as twigs and dried leaves, builds up when left unattended for long. This build-up prevents the water and nutrients from reaching the root system, making the grass weaker and more vulnerable to lawn diseases.
Aerating the lawn
The soil in your lawn may be exhibiting signs of compaction due to excessive food traffic and extensive wear and tear. Compacted soil is detrimental to the health of the grass as it leaves no space for the water and other nutrients to pass through, depriving the grass of the necessary supplements for its growth. By aerating, or breaking down the soil, it can be properly loosened up to better absorb the water and nutrients for the grass.
Applying lawn feed
To ensure that your grass continues to grow even in colder weather conditions, apply fertiliser on your lawn. Spring and summer fertilisers have higher concentrations of nitrogen to encourage top growth. Autumn lawn fertilisers, meanwhile, have more potash and phosphate content to aid in building strong cell walls.
Overseeding the lawn
If your lawn has experienced intense wear and tear during the past seasons, early autumn is the time for overseeding it. With overseeding you can enjoy a greener lawn even when it’s colder. It’s a great way to avoid brown patches as the temperature lowers as well.
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