Get Ready for Leaves! Your Fall Lawn Care Checklist

  • Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2018 by Get Ready for Leaves! Your Fall Lawn Care Checklist

    Fall is just around the corner, which means there will be leaves everywhere! Before you get too excited, you need to know that fall lawn care is essential for a full, green lawn in the spring.

    Now is the time to put in the work for that beautiful lawn you look forward to at the end of every winter. Fall is the best time to get your lawn ready to shine.

    What should you be doing this fall to prepare your lawn for the winter? Continue reading to find out the best fall lawn care to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful and how we can help.

    Break Out the Rake

    Although the leaves are beautiful, they can quickly turn into a suffocating mass atop your lawn. If left, they will block out the light and trap moisture.

    You’ll want to do this as soon as possible, because even a little bit of dew can get trapped under the leaves and cause damage to the grass.

    As an alternative, you can use a mower to mulch the leaves and create a natural fertilizer for your lawn. In any case, you will want to make sure your leaves are taken care of.

    Mow Mow Mow Your Lawn

    Just because the summer is ending doesn’t mean you can just give up on your lawn. Your grass will continue to grow until the first hard frost.

    Until then, you should continue to mow your lawn, otherwise your lawn may be prone to matting and start to grow fungi. You will want to keep the grass at about 2 1/2-3 inches in height.

    If you are extra lazy, you can combine these first two into one easy step.

    Keep Those Roots Hydrated

    Although there is usually more rain and dew in the fall, you still want to make sure that your grass roots are well-hydrated before the winter comes.

    It may help to continue watering your lawn until the first snow.

    Weed and Feed

    Fall is a great time to destroy those pesky weeds and rebuild damaged grass roots. Two feedings should be sufficient to give your lawn the encouragement it needs to survive the winter.

    You can feed your lawn once at the beginning of fall and then again about six-eight weeks later.

    Aerate Your Soil

    It may not be the most exciting job in the world, but if you love your lawn, you will aerate your soil. If you need help with this or any other step of the process, we can help.

    It will ensure that the roots are receiving the oxygen, water, and fertilizer that they need.

    Fall Lawn Care: Getting Help

    Between work and family, you may find that you don’t have the time or energy to take care of your lawn. That doesn’t mean you should neglect it.

    You still deserve to look forward to that beautiful spring grass. Start your fall cleanup today. Contact us to find out how we can help you with fall lawn care to prepare your lawn for the winter months.

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