Fall is the most important season of the year for lawn care. With the first day of fall approaching rapidly, now is the perfect time to start prepping your lawn for the next two seasons of weather. Here are some ways to prepare and maintain a healthy lawn during the Fall season.
Fertilize Your Lawn in the Fall
After spending a few months in direct sunlight, your grass finally had a chance to breathe and recover. The cool season of fall is the optimal time for your lawn and garden to grow, and that’s where fertilizer comes in.
Fall is a great time to fertilize and seed any bare spots in your lawn for many different types of grasses. Fertilizing in the fall ensures that your grass stays healthy during the dormant winter months and comes back strong in the spring. Seeding in the fall gives the roots of the new grass a chance to grow and implant in the soil before the spring season arrives.
As your roots and shoots experience balanced growth in the fall, properly fertilizing your lawn and garden at this time can prove most effective at getting them the nutrients necessary to survive through the winter and thrive in the spring.
Lawn Mowing Tips
When it comes to mowing, plenty of people tend to slow down as the weather gets cooler. In fact, it’s better for the grass if you cut more frequently this time of year, but don’t cut as short. For the last two cuttings of the season, drop the blade to its lowest setting, while still only trimming about 1/3 of the total height of the grass at a time. This will ensure a healthy dormant season.
Don’t give up in mowing because it can only help your lawn maintain a healthy life during the colder months ahead. Keep mowing your lawn until the weather turns for good.
Aerating is Important
The fall is also the best time to aerate. Aerating allows sunshine, water, and nutrients to reach down to the roots of the grass, ensuring they stay healthy. Aerating in the fall can also prevent the soil from getting compacted under leaves and eventual snowfall during the winter. Speaking of leaves, a little raking can go a long way towards preventing soil compaction as well. Rather than waiting till the trees are total bare, make your life a little easier by raking small amounts of leaves frequently throughout the fall.
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Your lawn can benefit greatly from a residential lawn sprinkler system that is professional installed and maintained. Irrigating your lawn evenly throughout the summer months can provide the proper amount of water for your lawn to stay healthy. It can also eliminate the need for you to manually maintain the watering of your grass.
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