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Weekend Lawn Tasks

Grassclippings - Autumn LawnsSunday looks like the best day for getting out in the garden this coming weekend in London after a bit of a wet week.  Lots of flooding and traffic distruption in some parts of the country where baling out is a priority.  Take a look at Metcheck Weather Service.

If you reside in a slightly drier part of the country, planning to get out into the garden to clear up the autumn leaves and debris from the lawns would be a good idea to try and make use of a dry day inbetween the wet ones.

Clearing up the leaves from the lawns is really important before they get wetter and harder to rake up but mostly because you do not want to smother the turf grasses. 

Leaving them on the lawns' surface would imitate a blanket being laid on top of the grass.

In the slower and non growing season, trying to keep the grass cover on the soil is hard enough without the added problem of leaves.  Rake them, blow them, mow them up and make a great compost with them but do get them up off the lawn quickly!  With the darker evenings, you only get the opportunity to do gardening at the weekends and if it is a wet weekend then the task gets delayed until the following weekend.  You get the idea.

Worms love autumn leaves.  The worms will be in the upper reaches of the soil and you will literally see a worm pullinng an autumn leaf down it's hole.  Yummy!  Far tastier than soil which is also rich in organic matter too.  Treating the lawn with CastClear to deter the worms being active in the top few inches will keep the lawn free of mud, protect the turf grass covering and the sanity of the Cleaner from the worm cast mud on the kitchen floor from the children and dogs coming back into the house at speed.

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