Did you know that grass leaves grow slower when the weather cools down but the roots of the grass continue to grow quickly? The end of summer does not mean that it is the end of the lawn care season. There are a few things you will want to do to ensure that your lawn is nice and healthy for the spring.
Keep reading our fall lawn maintenance guide below for our top tips.
1. Don’t Stop Mowing
Although you might be tempted to stop watering and mowing your lawn, don’t do it. Continue to mow throughout the fall and as the season comes to an end, drop the blade on your mower to its lowest setting to allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass.
If you prefer to have reputable professionals take care of your lawn during the winter months you can contact someone like Northeast Landscaping Services LLC because they will know the correct settings to trim your grass.
2. Aerate Your Soil
Fall is a perfect time to aerate your lawn. This will allow oxygen, fertilizer, and water to reach the roots of your grass without a problem. If you do not have an aerator you can rent one from a local hardware store.
The machine will punch holes in the soil and pull out dirt plugs. If renting a machine that you do not know much about doesn’t sound like fun you can always contact a landscaper to help you out.
Leaving the leaves on your grass might sound like the best and easiest plan, but it is not. You want to make sure that you remove the leaves that fall on your lawn as soon as possible.
Do not wait until all the leaves fall on the ground because they will create a leave “mat” and this will cause the grass to suffocate. When the leaves are left on top of the grass for too long it will also breed fungal diseases on your grass causing headaches in the future.
4. Bald Spots
If you have any bald spots at the moment you want to take the time to fill them. You can use a lawn repair mixture that comes with seeds, quick starter fertilizer, and mulch ready to go. With a rake, you can scratch some soil to loosen it up and then spread a layer of the mixture in the hole and continue watering it every other day for two weeks to fill the bald spot.
Ready for Some Fall Lawn Maintenance?
Now that you read our guide above on fall lawn maintenance you can take action and get to work on your front lawn. Now is not the time to stop caring for your lawn. We hope that with all of our tips above you are feeling prepared and ready to tackle the fall months approaching.
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