Autumn Lawn Care and Grass Maintenance

Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Real Men Sow

Autumn is an important time in lawn care. There are many things you can do to help your lawn get through winter and look its best in spring. Check out our guide to autumn lawn care.

Autumn Lawn and Grass Care Guide

Remove Autumn Leaves

Use a spring tine rake to remove fallen autumn leaves. This is important because if leaves are left on the lawn, they will cause damage to the grass and release pathogens that could cause disease. Make your own leaf mold instead of letting your leaves go to waste.

Modify the setting on your Mower

The grass will grow slower as the weather changes. Your lawn mower’s cutting height should be adjusted to cut the grass higher.

You can mow your lawn from mid-October to mid-October approximately once per fortnight, depending on the weather. To give the lawn a neat finish, re-cut the edges using a half-moon mower. To give the lawn a neat finish, trim the edges each week with lawn-edging scissors.

Get Rid Of Moss

Aftercut All in One Autumn is recommended for lawns that are very mossy. It is specially formulated to be used during the colder months. Wait for the moss to turn black, which will take about 2 weeks. Then use our Kent & Stowe Stainless Steel Scarifying Rake to remove the moss. The grass will slow down in October as it cools.

Lawn Repairs

Aftercut Patch Fix is a unique mix that contains grass seed, seeding soil, and feed. This mix contains coated seeds that give faster seed establishment and improved germination. It also includes a pet urine neutralizer, which makes it ideal for pet owners. Gro-Sure Smart seed is also an option. This guarantees success in all conditions, including full sun, shade, and patches. For a step-by-step guide, see our article on patch repair.

Consider Laying Stepping Stones

You can now lay stepping stones on the lawn to protect it from foot traffic in winter. Stepping stones placed will allow for easy access to garden areas such as the shed or compost bin without damaging the grass.

Make a New Lawn

Autumn is a great time to sow new grass from seed. As the soil remains warm from the summer, the autumn rain will give the soil vital moisture to help the new lawn grow. It is important to properly prepare the soil and keep the lawn well watered. 

Real Men Sow
Real Men Sow

Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.