Autumn is a good time of the year to inspect your lawn for problems and treat before the temperature drops and the lawn stops growing. John Clowes treated his lawn in October and the grass is looking good as he told Ken Crowther.

Grass is the most prolific plant on the planet and is there to be enjoyed rather than become a chore. A well kept lawn with stripes in it will smarten up any area, but organic gardener Mike Thurlow argues whether it is important to eradicate any plant that is not a grass at any cost.