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5 September Lawncare Tips for Amazing Results

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 five key things you can to get the most out of your lawn this month

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 are ready to purchase your next feed then go for the Dark Green Autumn Lawn Fertiliser 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

The benefits of scarification are

  • removal of any debris that’s in the lawn
  • reduce the levels of moss
  • removing thatch which allows water and nutrients into the soil profile
  • Improved germination with better seed to soil contact when overseeding

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

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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

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  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!

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