We may start slacking in the Fall season because we expect the weather to be worse. Your lawn still needs to be taken care of. Autumn is a beautiful season with some beautiful weather. Your lawn still needs to be paid attention to until the Winter sets in. Here are some tips on how you can take care of your lawn before the Winter hits.
Mow Your Lawn
You still need to be mowing your lawn throughout the Fall until the lawn stops growing. Mow it like you normally would, and when the stormy weather hits, it’s time to put it away for the season. Sharpen your blade, and clean out underneath of any grass clippings, etc. You’ll want to run the gas out, so that there isn’t any extra left over that may cause problems in the Winter months.
Rake Up the Leaves
Raking the leaves that fall on the lawn is more important than you might think. First, they cover plants and grass, which doesn’t allow sunlight to get through for those to grow. Wet leaves during the Fall cause sogginess, which ultimately causes fungi to grow on your lawn.
Aerate the Lawn
Aerating the lawn is a good thing to do after the summer because the lawn will get compacted down and sometimes dried out. Aeration is when the soil is perforated with small holes, so that air, water, and lawn nutrients can penetrate the roots. This will make sure the grass roots grow deep and strong for a better lawn.
Winterize Sprinkler System
Another tip is to get your sprinkler system ready for the winter season. After a long season of use, you’ll want to make sure everything is in working order before you shut it down for the cold weather months. Check out our last blog post on how to winterize your sprinkler system.
At Suburban Lawn Sprinkler, we provide and install irrigation systems to homes and businesses across Massachusetts. We can help with your sprinkler system needs and give you the rundown on proper usage, so you don’t make any common mistakes. Contact Suburban Lawn Sprinkler at 508-872-2727 today, and we will help you get your sprinkler system ready for the winter season, so that when spring comes, you won’t have any headaches.