November Lawn Advice

Here are Will’s Norfolk Lawns top 6 November lawn tips.

Autumn Fertiliser

Between September-November is a good time to consider applying a low-nitrogen, autumn fertiliser to your lawn. It is likely your lawn has been under some drought stress during the summer months due to high temperatures and low amounts of rainfall. Applying a specific autumn fertiliser will give your lawn a much needed boost whilst preparing the plants for the colder, darker months of the upcoming winter.

 

For more information on Will’s Norfolk Lawns Autumn treatment, see our Seasonal Treatment page.

Mowing

The days might be shorter and cooler, however your lawn will still be growing and in need of some TLC. Mowing once or twice a month between November-February will keep your lawn in the best condition possible. Do so on a height between 30-50mm. Avoid mowing too short as this will encourage the development of moss.

Aeration

Aeration is one of the most important practices to be carried out on any turf surface. If your lawn hasn’t been aerated for some time, we advise planning to do so between September-December.

 

For further information of the benefits of Aeration, see our Lawn Aeration blog.

Repair Work

If you have any areas within your lawn that has suffered throughout the summer, now is your last chance to repair those patches. Rake over the area to remove any dead grass, moss or thatch. Spike the surface with a garden fork and sow seed into the soil and cover with a thin layer of soil or compost. Any areas of your lawn that are left thin or bare during the autumn and winter months are likely to be taken over by moss and weeds, so it is vitally important to keep a good grass coverage.

Debris Clearance

Regularly clearing debris from the surface of your lawn is a vitally important maintenance task to maintain a healthy grass coverage. Leaves and debris laying on your lawn for prolonged periods of time will starve the grass plants of vital air and sunlight, leading to patches dying off and becoming thin. Once sections of your lawn become thin and patchy, it is likely moss and weeds will take over leaving a much poorer appearance and/or costly repair work needing to carried out next spring.

Worm Casts

Did you know there are around 27 species of worms in the UK but only 3 create worm casts on the surface of your lawn. Worms are great for your lawns health, however the casts created need managing to avoid damage to the turf. On a dry day pick, brush or blow the worm casts off the surface of your lawn and mow on a high setting when required. Removing leaves from your lawn will also deter worms casting.

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