Lawn Care Tips for November

The dry summer weather extremes ahead, along with extra wear and tear from happy feet and paws, means that your lawn needs some late spring TLC to get into peak condition before the end of the year. Feeding and fixing now will make your lawn much more resilient during the hottest months.

Easy steps to get your lawn ready for the stresses of summer:

1. Go green – healthy, well fed lawns are tougher lawns, so fertilising at the end of spring is great preparation for summer. Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food contains rich organic matter to nurture the soil, and gentle slow release organic nutrients to help create a thick, lush green lawn.

2. Deep watering – lawns should be watered deeply once or twice a week, rather than frequent light watering. Thorough watering encourages grass roots to grow deeper into the soil, which helps grass to access more water during hot, dry conditions.

3. Fixing bare spots - repair any bare spots in the first half of November with Yates Tuff Grass, so the patches will green up by Christmas and won’t be a magnet for weeds. Gently fork the surface of the bare patch to loosen the soil and broadcast seed evenly over the whole patch. Rake the area to mix the seed into the softened topsoil. Then lightly cover the sowed seeds with potting mix or lawn mix. Water the patch regularly while the new grass establishes.

4. Weed control – tidy up any broadleaf weeds (like dandelions, clover and thistles) growing in the lawn, which can ruin the aesthetics and be painfully prickly. Yates Weed n Feed Double Action comes in both an easy to use hose-on application and a concentrate, for dilution in a watering can or garden sprayer. Yates Weed n Feed Double Action Hose On will also give the lawn a quick burst of nutrients to promote rapid green growth. You can find our tips for getting the best out of Weed'n'Feed here: Weed'n'Feed FAQs.


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