The first leaves have started their picturesque flutterings down to paths and lawns and while they may look attractive they need clearing away.
While there may be a temptation to wait until the fall is complete they should be dealt with as quickly as possible to allow moisture and autumnal light through to the soil.
So here are three exclusive machines which will make the task much easier and keep the lawns healthy.
As you push the machine along revolving brushes sweep the leaves into a collector at the back.
It is easy to push and can quickly cover large areas thanks to its 26 in width and the sweeping height is easily adjusted.
This cracking little machine can also be used for hard surfaces like inside barns and tennis courts and paths.
The collector is very simply removed and the leaves can then be deposited directly on to the compost heap.
The manufacturer’s recommended price is £149.95, but we have it for sale for £89.95 including a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
If you have a larger lawn, chances are you will have a ride-on or lawn tractor but you will still be faced with clearing away leaves and garden debris.
The answer is MD Sweep 38 Tow-behind Lawn & Leaf Sweeper.
It can simply hitched behind any make or machine and has a working width of 38 in so it can whiz along large lawns and grounds up to around two acres.
Ten inch brushes sweep leaves and debris into a 340 litre hopper and will pick up virtually anything.
The hopper is very easily emptied while still sitting behind the wheel and there is a simple height adjustment lever as well.
This is a real time saving attachment and is for sale at £169, 50 per cent less that the manufacturer’s recommended price.
There is a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Just because the lawns are not growing as quickly as they were in the Spring does not mean we can give them less attention and now is a good time to ensure that they are properly aerated.
For those of you with large lawns and a ride-on this task is made much easier with the MD 48T Tow-Behind Plug Aerator.
This simple machine has a working width of 1.2 metres and has 32 hollow tines which remove small plugs, loosening the soil and allowing moisture and nutrients to get through.
These are especially useful if the soil is clay or compacted.
The machine has a flat tray on top on which weights can be laid for deeper penetration down to 75 mm.
It is easily moved around as the tines can be raised by a simple lever and rubber tyres give a good grip and eliminated damage.
This exclusive product, which can be attached to any ride-on or lawn tractor, costs just £179, has a two year maker’s warranty and is delivered free the next working day.