Important Lawn Maintenance Projects for the Fall
These quick projects can make the difference between a “so-so” and a beautiful lawn in the fall and next spring.
Feed Your Lawn
The difference between a “so-so” lawn and a truly beautiful lawn both now and next spring is two fall feedings. Feeding in early September and again 6-8 weeks later, helps your lawn begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer.
Spruce Up Your Lawn by Reseeding
When kids play on a lawn that’s still hurting from summer heat and drought, it can get damaged. Spruce it up by reseeding with a quality grass seed mix for new grass. After that, just keep the seed and young grass watered – a light misting once or twice a day until the seedlings have reached a mowing height.
Mulch Your Leaves
Don’t let tree leaves smother your grass. Contrary to popular belief, fallen tree leaves will not insulate your lawn during winter. In fact, they can block vital sunlight and thin your grass. So, drop your rake and mulch your leaves to dime sized pieces with your lawn mower, and then apply your fall feeding.
Mow Your Lawn Shorter
In late fall, drop your mower down and cut your lawn 1-2 inches shorter than you have the rest of the growing season. Continue to mow shorter until your grass stops growing in early winter. You should cut your lawn slightly lower for the last cut.
Let us help you with your fall lawn care maintenance. Contact us today to inquire about our fall lawn care maintenance programs.