October is here and its now likely to be much colder and wetter unless we are lucky enough to have an "Indian summer". You've only to look at the trees to see that Autumn has arrived with a colourful display of turning leaves. During windy days, they will litter the ground.
Left on your lawn these will slowly rot, killing the grass beneath whilst encouraging moss, worms and ultimately, moles.
During our visit we can promptly remove the leaves, where they will be composted. It's a good time to improve your soil by adding the resulting humus, which will also help protect vulnerable plants from the first hoar frost that can arrive towards the end of the month.