Fall brings cooler temperatures and shorter days. It is also the time when you will have to start preparing your lawn for the spring. Proper preparation will ensure that your lawn is able to withstand the harsh winter conditions.
Essential Fall Lawn Care Tips
Remove The Leaves
A yard full of colorful leaves may look nice. Children may also have a lot of fun playing in the leaves. However, you should not let leaves accumulate in your yard. Leaves trap moisture and block sunlight. You should rake leaves as often as you can.
Many people think that watering is not necessary during the fall months because the temperature outside is cooler. Even though water is less likely to evaporate when the temperatures are cooler, you still have to continue watering your lawn. Most lawns need at least one inch of water per week in order to stay healthy. Watering your lawn will ensure that your lawn stays healthy.
Aerate Your Lawn
Fall is a great time to aerate your lawn. Aeration ensures that your lawn will get the oxygen and nutrients that it needs. It will also help fight grass compaction.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Fertilizing your lawn will supply it with the nutrients that it needs. The grass will continue to use these nutrients during the winter months. The roots will also continue to grow.
Keep Cutting The Grass
You do not have to put the lawn mower away yet. The grass will likely continue to grow until the first frost. That is why you will need to cut your grass during the fall months. If you allow the grass to grow too long, then it will mat. It will also be more likely to develop fungi. Additionally, regular mowing will prevent leaves from accumulating in your yard.
Weeds can ruin your lawn. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to get rid of them. Many people choose to pull the weeds out by handing. Others apply herbicide. Some people will make their own herbicides with white vinegar and water. It is best to call a professional if you have a large weed-infestation.
If you need help preparing your lawn for the fall and winter, then you can give Progreen Landscape Solutions a call.