With the weather conditions being unpredictable in spring due to lots of rainfall, therefore doing this work in Autumn instead is often preferred.
Seeding – If you seed your lawn turf now, do a dormant seeding after November 1st. Soften the dirt before adding a fair amount of seed to the bare areas of the lawn. Next, blanket the area with a layer of topsoil and then cover it with straw or another dominate seeding material.
Aeration – This helps with root development and water drainage and also breaks down any thatch which may have built up on the surface. This process will produce a richer soil in the spring. This should be done between mid-September to early November assuming your turf is moist.
Fertilising – Fertilise your garden turf around Halloween using a slow release fertiliser, it may be too late for weed control should there have been overnight frosting.
Watering – After mid-September you should have stopped worrying about watering your lawn. If you do water it, you are encouraging it to grow which could cause issues in the spring season.
Mowing – Mow the lawn at a level of between 2 and 3 inches before your first estimated snowfall. Cutting your grass too short may produce problems in the spring and summer.
Leaves – Ensure that fallen leaves are raked to avoid diseases such as snow mold, this occurs when leaves are left unattended and become wet, thus smothering your lawn turf.
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