Tag Archives: Autumn

Autumn is an important time of year for lawns in the UK. The grass is coming out of a hot (hopefully) spell. Cooler, damp conditions mean that it can put on some good strong growth before winter.

Autumn is the best time of year for any major lawn renovations. The soil is still warm from the summer and the climate is generally damper, meaning any new grass seed will be off to a great start.

Autumn is an important time for grass

Autumn is also a great time of year for renovations as the lawn will be basically hibernating. In the UK, lawns are generally not used much over the winter due to the dark nights and cold temperatures. Get any renovations done soon and the lawn will have the whole of the winter to put down great roots structure ready for spring.

These months is a great time to put down an high potassium fertiliser. This will give grass an immune system boost get it through the winter unscathed.

Question: How to keep moss away in Scotland?

I received this interesting question about a lawn at the opposite end of the British Isles to me. A reader asks about how to keep moss away on his lawn in the north of Scotland. Keeping moss at bay is difficult in the UK even at the best of times, but the long, dark, wet winters of Scotland make this task even more challenging. I give some tips here.