How to Treat Your Lawn in the Fall
Keep your lawn healthy in the fall, and learn how to repair your damaged turf with these step-by-step instructions.
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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Brush in Dressing
Work in the top dressing thoroughly using a stiff brush or besom, lightly filling the new aeration channels, and covering the ground to encourage strong rooting. Apply it evenly and make sure the grass isn't smothered.
Feed and Sow
Wearing gloves, apply a granular autumn lawn fertilizer evenly over marked out squares. Water in if no rain falls within three days of applying it. In early autumn, the soil is sufficiently warm and moist to sow grass seed too. Sprinkle seed to match your lawn type at half the recommended rate for new lawns to help thicken up any bald spots.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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Gardening expert Paul James offers advice on fertilizing, seeding and planting.