For Autumn the care regime is basically promoting healthy root growth. This achieved by firstly feeding the grass with a propriety lawn food and spreading the fertilizer by the use a hooper as in the Spring and Summer regime.
But this time the fertilizer contains a high percentage of phosphate to encourage root growth. It also contains a iron oxide which is moss killer so it best to wait till the moss turns black before raking it a final time.
The other thing to do now is to encourage air and good drainage around the roots.This is achieved by using a mechanical hollow tine machine on large areas
Or a manual method see pictures below
These will leave a rather untidy holes in the ground which would after then filled with lawn top dressing and worked into the ground using a lute or a still broom.
You should never leave the holes open cause if you walk over it you will close the holes and thus defeating the object.
Then the ground is best left.To weather in the top soil over winter and come in the spring new shoots should appear
I’m recently looking into other ways organically using worms and leaf mulch thus saving the time and money on hiring equipment out
- Lawn Aeration – a guide for beginners (grassclippings.co.uk)
- Controlling Moss in lawns (grassclippings.co.uk)