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Autumn Lawn and Garden Tips

Autumn is the best time to prepare your lawn and garden for the next growing season. It’s also the best time to examine your lawn for signs of summer wear and treat any you may find. Treating your lawn in autumn will give plenty of time for it to take effect before the lower temperatures of winter arrive.


Remove Worm Casts – brushing off worm casts is easiest when your lawn is dry. Doing so will reduce the occurrence of unsightly soil patches on your lawn once you’ve mowed. It will also reduce the likelihood of weed growth in the spring and summer.


Remove Leaf Fall – in order to avoid bare patches, it’s important to remove leaf fall on a regular basis. Leaving leaves on your lawn for even a few days will weaken it. It will encourage worm activity, which can also cause an unsightly lawn.


Don’t Use Nitrogen – Applying lawn feed that’s high in nitrogen during autumn will do nothing for your lawn except cause serious damage to it, costing you more to repair your lawn in the spring.


Apply Iron – Autumn is the perfect time to address any moss issues that your lawn may have, with early autumn being ideal. Iron products will kill moss spores, drastically reducing or eliminating the chances of new moss growth in the spring. It’s also a good idea to rake out any moss growth during the autumn season.

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– Early Autumn is the time to scarify any excessive moss and thatch. This will allow your lawn to regenerate prior to the colder winter months.


Aeration – If you find that your lawn is waterlogged or tends to be very soft in the winter, the autumn is the best time to aerate your lawn. Doing so in the fall will increase the root mass of your lawn, as well as improve its moisture uptake. Aeration also improves your soil’s free drainage.

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Pruning – You can significantly reduce the need for patch repairs to your lawn by pruning back bushes, shrubbery and other border plants which have overgrown your lawn’s edge. Pruning will also increase the light and air movement available to your lawn.


Mowing – Ideally, your lawn should be mowed once per week in the autumn. However, it’s important not to cut more than a third off the grass, as this will reduce stress on your lawn. Doing so will also result in less time required to mow your lawn.


Call Us Now for Your Free Lawn Assessment

Do you suspect moss or other plants or animals are taking over your lawn? Autumn is the best time to address these issues. Lawn3 offers a no-cost, no obligation lawn assessment. Simply call us on 01332 523 856 or visit our contact page to book your visit. We will carefully inspect your lawn for problems, and recommend a treatment plan.

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Q)Will Lawn 3 Really Cost Me Less Than DIY, and Why?


Yes! Our fertilisers are slow-release and last for up to three months. This is twice as long as off-the-shelf products. We also apply the right products on your lawn at the right time of year, meaning zero waste. Not only does it cost less, but it requires far less effort than DIY.

Q) What Does Lawn 3 Do?


Lawn 3 specialises in the treatment and restoration of your lawn. We offer several types of lawn treatment which are detailed below.

Year-Round Treatment

Mar\Apr – We apply spring fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
May\Jun – We apply early summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Jul\Aug – We apply late summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Sept\Oct – We apply liquid iron treatment to your lawn to control moss and protect it over the winter
Nov – We apply crane fly (daddy long legs) treatment to your lawn to prevent infestation in the spring

Supplementary Treatments

These treatments can be included with your year-round treatment, or ordered independently.

Scarification – We remove moss and/or thatch from your lawn, which improves oxygen, water & nutrient levels in the soil

Aeration – This treatment improves drainage, provides space for root growth in your lawn, and allows nutrients and oxygen to the root zone

Miraclemoss – Our own organic moss control treatment, safe for pets, wildlife and your border plants

Pest Control – Chafer Grub treatments to rid your lawn of dead spots

Mowless – A treatment that reduces the speed of your lawn’s growth, reducing the need to mow and resulting in a much healthier lawn


Q) What’s the Difference between Lawn 3 Products and Garden Centre Products?


Garden centre products are diluted so that no professional qualifications are required to buy or apply them. But this also means that they can be less effective when applied to your lawn. As well, many of these products are a mixture of lawn food, moss killer, greener and weed killer, which also compromises their effectiveness.

As well, garden centre products are designed to give a flush of growth so that you see visible results sooner. Unfortunately, much of the solution is too strong to be absorbed by your lawn and simply washes away. All of the operators at Lawn 3 are NPTC qualified, able to purchase and apply professional-strength fertilisers and weed killers to your lawn.

All of the products Lawn 3 applies are slow release, which allows a carefully regulated release of nutrients into the soil for a lawn that not only looks healthy on the surface, but really is healthy all the way from root to top.

Our Happy Clients

"Stephen Monk Lawn 3 has been looking after our lawn for nearly three years , and we are very pleased with the personal service he provides and the results achieved to date. Previously over a period of some last seven years we had a similar service from two other lawn care providers. In each case we decided, after a reasonable period, that they were not providing the service we had expected. We found Lawn 3 by an internet search, and were impressed by the personal service referred to in the website testimonials Our lawn has suffered for many years with red thread. We are currently nearly free of this thanks to Stephen. He takes considerable pride in his work and makes you feel your lawn is important to him. He is extremely approachable whilst providing a professional caring service often giving simple self help tips to improve the lawn. Thanks Stephen"

Graham Motteram - Turnditch Derbyshire,

"Dear Steve, Lawn3 reseeded our lawn in the spring and we are very pleased with the result. Rather than a lawn filled with dandelions and Mind Your Own business we now have a beautiful thick green lawn - too nice to walk on! Steve is always helpful, keeps to his appointment times and has gone out of his way to give us extra advice. For anyone wondering whether to go for laying turf or seeding a lawn I would definitely recommend the latter. Our garden is shaded by a large tree so Steve has seeded with a shade tolerant grass seed - we are delighted. Thanks Steve"

Diane Moss, White Street, Derby,

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