Autumn Lawn Care Tips

During October we may have enjoyed the last of the summer’s warm sunshine. It’s also a busy time in the garden.  While the leaves on the trees are developing their autumn hues we see some well-planned gardens that can boast many flowers that are just as exciting. Flowers in bright reds and pinks, warm yellows and rich mauves are the most common autumn colours and these make a great display as the nights draw in.

After a summer of constant mowing and regular use, your lawns will benefit from the autumn rains and less foot traffic will help your lawn on the road to a full recovery. We recommend that you continue to mow the grass each week to keep it trim and to remove any fallen leaves, which left unattended can promote fungal disease.

Our autumn treatment is rich in phosphates to encourage a strong root system and contains plenty of potash to harden off leaf growth ready for winter, We also apply a moss Control. Altogether this will leave your lawn looking greener and stronger and it will get it off to a great start in early spring.

Autumn Lawn Care Tips

  • Clear the lawn of leaves and debris

  • As leaves start to fall from the trees use a light rake or brush to keep the lawn free of leaves and debris.

  • Worms - Remember worms improve the nutrient content of a soil and are beneficial to the soil structure. Worm casts are best left to dry and then swept or brushed away with a stiff brush.


As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to fall the rate at which the grass grows will slow, meaning that the lawn will need mowing less frequently. It is also a good idea to raise the height of cut as winter approaches. As always maintain your mower in good condition and keep the blades sharp.

See below for recommended lawn mower service providers, mention our name when making contact

Seasonal Tips

Repairing Edges

You may still have time to repair broken edges. Cut out a square of turf that includes the broken edge. Turn this round and place into position so that the bare area is on the inside and the new straight edge is on the outside. Fill the patch with new soil and repair using good quality grass seed.


We recommend Green Velvet grass seed, GREEN VELVET® lawn seed is produced by Barenbrug UK who have been breeding grass seed varieties for every possible application for over 100 years. This experience and specialist knowledge means that when you buy GREEN VELVET® grass seed mixtures you can be confident are buying the very best. When you sow your lawn seed you can have peace-of-mind that your garden lawn will look great all year-round.

 Application of new grass seed will enhance the lawn through:


  • Less desirable species become present
  • Introduce more uniformity
  • Improves resistance to drought, wear, disease, moss invasion etc
  • To help fill in gaps and thin areas

Moss around the garden

With moisture levels currently on the up and temperatures dropping, conditions are perfect for moss to start growing and spreading not only on lawns but also hard surfaces.

Moss can be unsightly as well as making areas slippery and unsafe. Moss is able to prosper in areas where it does not have strong competition, particularly in areas of shade, whether it be hard standing areas, lawns or under trees.

1. Lawns
Our winter lawn moss control will help with controlling the moss through to our Spring application
2. Hard surfaces an application of MMC Pro is simple and effective product to treat and prevent mould, algae and moss on hard surfaces. No pressure washing or scrubbing is required. Please call us for details.

MMC Pro is suitable for use on all exterior hard surfaces including drives, paths, tennis courts, artificial turf, concrete, tarmac & block paving.
Contact us for details

Lawn Mower Service

Bradmore Garden Centre - NG11 6
Tel: 0115 984 7990
Grass and Power
Tel: 0115 933 4947

PS Marsden - NG4 2
Tel: 0115 961 4734

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The team at Greener Gardens offer lawn care and other garden maintenance services. We provide a Free lawn care consultation backed up by a professional service, from our own fully trained staff. We are proud to be a local business.


  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    West Bridgford,
    NG2 6JN

Where we work...

We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

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