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Retaining Grass Cover this Autumn

Grassclippings - Grass Density The weekend was a bit wet and it's still wet to be honest. 

Trying to retain your grass cover on your lawn from here onwards is the challenge all lawns owners will face as we approach winter.

Your lawn and garden is entering the period when it will have everything thrown at it and it will have to survive and will do so, with a bit of help from your action plan.

Here is a list of factors that will encourage your lawn and turf grasses to thin out:

Autumn leaves - clean them up asap

Excessive rain and soil moisture - aerate

Disease - Fusarium Disease is an autumn lawn killer

Moss - treat it with Soluble Iron

Weeds - it's not too late to treat them, get the surface clean

Worm Casts - the sticky soil casts will smear on the surface of the lawn and smother the turf grasses.  Treat with CastClear

North Facing - a north facing lawn will remain more in shade and grasses will thin quicker

Shrub Overhand - trim your shrubs back and repair the lawn underneath

Dog Pee - overseed these with new grass seed little and often

Mowing too short - raise the height over the autumn to retain grass cover

Remember - do everything in your power to retain grass cover and denisty over the autumn to preserve the grass plants until the springtime.

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