Switch watering to autumn mode!
The days are still warm up to 20 °C or 25 °C, but the nights are already cooler. Autumn is on its way. Now is the ideal time to give the lawn the opportunity to regenerate.
Finally, the heat stress is over and watering can be reduced. If there is no rain at all in your region, water the lawn only once a week.
Gently fertilise and aerate to eliminate summer diseases
Summer diseases such as dollar spots and summer fusarium can now be "nursed away". Both are typical fungal diseases that occur due to high temperatures, drought stress and/or excessive watering or high humidity. They can be easily recognised by the circular, straw-coloured spots. It often happens that the spots start to regenerate from the centre outwards. It is therefore recommended now to aerate the lawn well, especially in these areas, and to fertilise gently. Our mild Maltaflor slow-release fertilizer is of course also available in a potassium-rich variant (Maltaflor finale) as a strengthening autumn fertilizer.
Continue not to mow the lawn too short
Even if the lawn has become a little too long in the last days of summer and after the holiday, it should not be cut back too radically. It can no longer burn, but a gentle treatment is still recommended and will give the lawn a special boost. When mowing, cut the lawn in stages over several days - no more than 1/3 of the total length. After each cut, a break of two to three days is ideal. After the last mowing, aerate the necessary areas and apply an organic gentle fertiliser (e.g. Maltaflor or Maltaflor finale). If it is dry, water once briefly - preferably in the morning.
ATTENTION to the knives: please be sure to use sharp knives so that the cut does not "shred" the leaves, increasing the area of entry for fungi and bacteria. Smooth cut is important throughout the year, but especially in the summer and late summer.
This will allow you to enjoy the Indian summer to the fullest on your greenery before the first leaves fall and the autumn work begins.