From now until late November, autumn feeds, high in phosphates, should be used to encourage strong roots. Autumn lawn food thickens the lawn, inhibiting moss or weeds whilst improving the colour of the grass.
If drainage is a problem, this can be improved by spiking the turf with a digging fork or lawn spiker. A hollow tyne can also be used to remove cores of soil which can then be replaced with a 50/50 mix of grit and sterilised topsoil. Improving garden turf drainage curtails the growth of moss, thus producing better growing conditions.
Here at Ivinghoe Turf, we source and supply top grade loam and screened topsoil. Topsoil is the uppermost layer of soil, usually the top 5cm. It has the highest concentration of organic matter and is extremely beneficial for the successful establishment of garden turf. You can buy turf and topsoil online through our website.