When summer draws to a close and the ‘hot’ weather abates, the signs of autumn will undoubtedly be in full swing. By this time, turf lawns will already start to be covered over by the persistent falling leaves, seeds, acorns and conkers. It is for this very reason that turf care throughout the autumn months becomes increasingly important to make sure that the turf will be given the best chance to survive throughout the winter and the cold, wet and frosty weather that this will bring.
There are several things that the turf owner can do to make sure that their turf lawn is kept in the best condition, and one of these things is to regularly remove any leaves and debris from the turf in a timely manner.
Leaves are possibly the turf owner’s worst nightmare during the autumn months and so the most important thing to do at this point during the year is to remove them regularly with a special rake. These can be found in good garden centres and should be made from long thin prongs; they should be light to enable it to be drawn gently across the turf’s surface without ripping it up or digging down into the soil underneath. It is also possible to use lawn vacuums that will suck up the leaves more easily over larger areas.
If leaves aren’t removed from a turf lawn in a timely manner, then with repeated wet weather, they will begin to rot into the lawn, prevent sunlight from reaching the blades of grass and encourage disease. The result of this is the travesty of turf baldness where patches of bald grass will appear because the turf underneath the piles of rotten leaves was unable to grow.
If there is one thing which the turf gardener should be aware of during the autumn, it’s removing dead plant matter such as leaves from their turf.
For further advice on how to care for your lawn turf over the autumn and winter months, contact Rolawn, Europe's premier quality turf supplier on 0845 604 6050 or email email@example.com.