Gardening Through the Year
If the weather is mild occasionally cut the grass, maintaining about 25mm of growth. Keep off the grass if frozen or waterlogged.
Rake the grass thoroughly. Spike the lawn all over and apply lawn sand if necessary. Keep mower blades high and just top the grass
Re-seed bare patches, apply fertilisers and moss killer towards the end of the month. Mow regularly, lowering the blades gradually.
Treat with selective weed killers or combined weed/feed preparations if you haven't fed the lawn in April.
Mow lawns twice a week if possible working to a definite pattern. Water grass if necessary, remembering to soak thoroughly
Treat grass with a second application of fertiliser. Water in as necessary. Don't cut the grass to closely.
Keep mowing regularly and watering if necessary. Fill in any cracks caused by drought with a mixture of sharp sand and soil.
Raise mower blades to allow the grass to thicken and protect roots from winter frost. Apply Autumn/Winter fertiliser, weed killer and moss killer
Rake out thatch from turf and spike lawn to assist drainage. Brush in soil and sharp sand. Continue cutting as necessary.
Use a stiff broom to remove worm casts from the grass. Don't mow if very wet as this will compact the soil and encourage water logging.