If you think that autumn is the time of year when plants die, you’re in for a big surprise.  Yes, the leaves fall off trees, flowers fade away, bedding plants shrivel and bright colours turn to brown. But what you see happening above the ground is no reflection on what’s happening at grass roots level (sorry about the pun, couldn’t help myself). That’s why autumn is a great time of year to lay turf.

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Some gardeners see autumn as the end of the gardening year.  As a keen gardener and a farmer’s wife, I see autumn not as the end of the growing season but as the beginning. Autumn lawn care prepares your garden for next summer’s shenanigans.

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