My Shopping Cart
Double stripes in the lawn like a chess board

Follow These 6 September Lawncare Tips for Amazing Results

Welcome to September’s Lawncare Tips we’ve got so much going on in the lawn in the months of September and October and I’m going to be talking about the six key things you can to get the most out of your lawn this month

These key things are going to set you up whether it’s a full renovation you’re looking to do or just underpin the basics

Watch Septembers Lawncare Video

6 September Lawncare Calendar Tips // Scarify, Moss, Pests

Tip 1 – Seed, Seed and more Seed

September and October can be an ideal time to Overseed your lawn

We have the high soil temperature from the summer which will aid germination but also the promise or rain and milder weather into the autumn

Spring and autumn are the best times to seed your lawn as the grass will be actively growing and has enough time to establish for the winter

Tip 2 – Feeding The Lawn

As the summer is drawing to a close we are moving away from high nitrogren spring / summer feeds and close to Autumn feeds

If you have some GLG Dark Green Spring/Summer left over now is the time to use it

If you are ready to purchase your next feed then go for the GLG Dark Green Autumn which is lower in nitrogen but high iron for a dark green pop

At this time of year we don’t want to be applying as much nitrogen to the lawn and focus more on strengthening the plant and its root systems for winter

It can also be an ideal time to use a wetting agent to aid the penetration of water if the lawn has dried out over the summer

Tip 3 – Lawn Scarification

Scarification is the process of removing some of the debris that sits in your lawn through a rake or tines

Scarifying machines often come with two cartridges, the first cartridge is an aerator or slitting cartridge and the second is a rake or spring tine cartridge

You can also scarify by hand using a fixed rake or spring tine rake

This is going to rake through the sward and lift out any of the debris that’s in the lawn to open up the canopy

It can also help to reduce the levels of moss by raking and removing it

Opening up the grass sward is key if you are looking to improve the health of the plant and especially key if you are looking to overseed

Removing any dead matter lets more light onto the plant, allows water and nutrients in to penetrate and allows any seed you apply to get better seed to soil contact which will improve germination

The amount of material that you’re goingto be removing is really going to be dependent on the overall health of your lawn and how often that you’ve been maintaining it throughout the season

This can range from a few buckets full of debris right the way up to several wheelie bins full of scarified material

For a home owner scarifier machine check out VonHaus 2 in 1 Lawn Scarifier

*affiliate link – I can earn commission on qualifying purchases

Tip 4 – Using Iron in the Lawn

If the weather is turning wetter, this can promote growth of moss in the lawn

Applying iron before scarification to burn the moss then rake it out, you can also re-apply iron again after scarification

Tip 5 – Weed Control

The remaining weeds of the season should be reducing now in terms of their frequency.

For any remaining weeds still rearing their ugly heads September and October are the latest time to tackle before the season finishes

These weed killers have maximum impact when the weeds are actively growing and the soil temperates are right

Remember to use a dedicated weed killer “Kills Weeds not Lawns” which is selective and will not kill the grass when used correctly

Tip – A produce like Weedol Lawn Weed Killer that says “kills weeds not lawns” will only target weeds and leave healthy grass to grow

*affiliate link – I can earn commission on qualifying purchases

FREE DOWNLOAD

Annual Lawncare Calendar

Get our easy to follow lawn care calendar that includes lawncare treatments, products to use and receive updates on seasonal advice.

Get FREE Lawn Calendar

lawncalendar

3 comments

  1. Stephen Morris

    Matt. I’m just starting to get into the care of our lawns (500+sqm)
    I want to read your tips for September.
    Unfortunately, like most men, reading instructions from a “wordy” text isn’t the easiest.
    I’m sure that others would find it easier if the fantastic tips and recommendations were in bullet points.
    These would be easier to follow and stand out more.
    Don’t stop what your doing – it’s great content – just trying to make it easier to follow.

    1. Thanks Stephen, normally they are formatted more structured but I can see what you mean about that article!

  2. […] An Amazing article about lawn renovations : read next How to renovate your Lawn? […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

secure checkout