Last lawn mowing for September

Well this was the last cut for September:

  • Soil temp = 16.1C; Air temp = 18.6C (time taken 1630)
  • Grass height mostly 65mm (ranging from 60mm – 75mm): cut again at 40mm
  • Grass was damp for all of the day and wet when cut
  • Moss is creeping back into some areas of the lawn (top part)

I also carried out a light hand forking – more of a light stabbing of the fork to maybe 40mm depth (around 1.5 inches) to help open the surface slightly where some moss was creeping back into the lawn. This is mostly on the main shaded top part and top edges of the lawn.

The clippings were in the order of 1/3rd to 1/4 of a box.

Moss creeping back into parts of the lawn

Moss creeping back into parts of the lawn

Light forking of lawn

Light forking of lawn

Lawn on 28th September after being cut at 40mm

Lawn on 28th September after being cut at 40mm

The edges certainly need a trim – something which I have been saying for a while now.  More forking and a light sanding can still be done to good effect although with the nights drawing in and it starting to turn colder there will be limited light and warmth energy to help the grass colonise over any thin areas resulting from these activities.

Chris Gray, 8th October 2017