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?

By | 02/04/2020

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.

7 tips for autumn lawn care

By | 23/11/2018

Autumn is an important season in the year for your lawn. Autumn in the UK usually means cooler temperatures and rain. The lawn can look a bit sad and neglected as we retreat indoors. Autumn lawn care tips Here are the best things you can do in the autumn to give your lawn the best chance of surviving… Read More »

How soil temperature affects grass growth

By | 24/11/2017

The soil temperature in which your grass lives greatly affects the speed at which the grass grows. A warmer soil contains more energy. More energy available enables chemical process driving plant growth to work faster and more efficiently. This means grass can make food quicker (through photosynthesis) and therefore grow faster. There is a direct correlation between the… Read More »