After plenty of summer gatherings and long, hot days, we’re sure your lawn probably needs a little care – and proper lawn mowing is the key!

And autumn is the best time to give it a facelift and repair any patches and get rid of weeds.  

By taking good care of it, you’ll be able to see it through winter and have it ready for spring all over again!

Here are our quick tips for helping you take care this autumn!

1. Regular Lawn Mowing

While mowing your lawn and helping it get ready for winter, you need to ensure that the grass gets enough sunlight to last through winter. To do this, you need to increase the mowing height so that the longer blades will help insulate the roots from the cold. 

Before mowing, you want to make sure that the grass is completely dry and that the blades on your lawnmower are set to the correct length. 

To make sure you get the job done right – or if you don’t have the time to do it yourself – you can always hire expert mowing services to get the correct type of cut done. 

Most professional lawn mowing services will: 

  • Perform a site check before mowing
  • Remove large leaves and branches from the lawn area if needed
  • Trim the lawn edges with a line trimmer – to ensure a clean and neat finish
  • Green waste removal if needed

2. Fertilise

The reason is quite simple. When you feed your lawn – to help it sustain itself throughout winter – you ensure that it bounces back in a healthy way come springtime. 

Make sure that you do your research before you purchase the fertiliser, ad different types of turf have different compositions and needs.  

However, if you’re unsure, you should opt for an autumn lawn feed.  

These feeds are specifically meant to strengthen the grass and usually have a moss killer in them, which will help keep your lawn moss-free. 

Pro tip: Fertilise your lawn a day when there is a forecast of rain.  

This is because when you water the soil and fertiliser well, it helps ensure all the nutrients get down to the roots too!

In case this isn’t possible, you can also water your lawn after adding the fertiliser. 

3. Weeding

Weeds are a menace to any lawn. They take up space on the lawn and compete with your turf for sunlight, air, and water. What’s more, they are also the quickest to absorb any nutrients from fertilisers too!

To make sure you properly get rid of them and practise proper lawn maintenance, you need to weed it regularly. 

You can do so; there are many options. One way is by using chemicals; the other is by manually removing them, using a weedeater, or hand-pulling them out.  

To weed your lawn like a pro, you’ll need to know the proper techniques and have killer weedeating equipment. 

If this proves too costly and time-consuming, you can choose to get your lawn professionally taken care of. 

For example, the NexDo lawn mowing service includes weedeating too! So not only will you be sure that your lawn is weed-free, but it will also look amazing! 

Plus, there are no bare patches when you have a healthy, well-kept lawn, meaning less space for weeds to regrow!

4. Water your Lawn

Here comes the tricky part. How much and how often to water your lawn is very important in lawn care. 

Just as in summer, watering your lawn is essential in autumn, too – as this windy weather can dry out your lawn the same as a hot summer’s day. 

You’ll know that your lawn needs a drink when the glass blades look wilted and less lustrous. 

Always make sure you water them in the morning – and never leave them wet overnight. Sunlight will help dry the soil and ensure that there is no room for fungus or mould to develop. 

Your best bet is to water it about twice a week – and if you don’t want to use too much water, simply water only the parts that are drying up. 

If you feel like your soil isn’t absorbing quite well, there are plenty of products available in stores that will help improve absorption. 

5. Sunlight

Sunlight is critical to the overall good health of your lawn. Plants use sunlight to create energy for them to thrive. 

However, come the colder months of the year – and the shortening of daylight hours – your plants will get much less sunlight. 

So you need to do what you can to make the most of the short daylight hours. The best way to do so is to ensure that your lawn stays free of fallen tree leaves. 

So, regularly rake your lawn and remove that buildup – so that your lawn stays healthy all winter long!

6. Repair

Repair dry patches, thinning areas, or even parts that see a buildup of fungus or moss while you still can. 

Call in the professionals or do it yourself – but the areas you want to make sure to take care of are by seeding, using turf rolls, and taking overall great care.