With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time start thinking about what your lawn might need for the months ahead. The weather is cooler, making outdoor chores more pleasant, the foliage is beautiful and it’s a great time to prepare your garden for winter so it will flourish again in the spring.
Here are some lawn care tips for the coming season.
As long as your grass is growing, you should be mowing! You’ll just want to adjust how you mow based on how fast the grass is growing. Toward the end of the fall season, drop the blade to the lowest setting for your last few cuts, so that more sunlight will reach the grass during winter. Just make sure not to trim off more than one-third of the grass at a time.
Rake the Leaves
It can be a pain removing all the leaves from your yard, especially if your property has a lot of trees, but leaving them on your lawn can cause even more headaches for you come springtime. When leaves get wet from rain or morning dew, they will clump together and form a covering that can become very difficult to penetrate. As a result, your lawn won’t receive enough sunlight and oxygen to stay healthy and may end up dying. The wet leaves are also a prime environment for fungal diseases to develop. If you really don’t want to rake, you could consider using a lawnmower with a collection bag or even use the lawnmower to mulch your leaves.
Fertilize and Water!
The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the fall. Doing so will enable your lawn to continue to receive enough nutrients for the off-season and ensure it’s in good shape come spring. Keep on properly watering your lawn with your residential lawn sprinkler during the late summer and fall seasons. If you haven’t seen much rain still, you can still schedule your irrigation accordingly.
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