Top 5 Lawn Prep Tips for Fall
The warm and wet summer months are ending, and we’re ready to welcome the dryness of fall.
Do you need to spend much time preparing your lawn for the fall? The answer is yes. The time and effort you put into your lawn in the fall will yield a beautiful lawn in spring.
You can take advantage of the fall to prepare your lawn to withstand harsh winter conditions and grow beautiful in spring.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your lawn for fall:
1. Don’t stop mowing your lawn
During fall, the lawn tends to grow slower, and you’ll be tempted to stop mowing your lawn.
However, you shouldn’t stop mowing your lawn during the fall season to allow sunlight and moisture to get to the roots of the grass. This way, the grass is more nourished and doesn’t get too brown during winter.
2. Rake the leaves
Raking is a chore that no one wants to do; however, it is an essential part of preparing your lawn during the fall. It’s always best to rake fallen leaves or the grass on your lawn after mowing.
Alternatively, you could get a lawn mower fitted with a collection bag to eliminate the need for raking.
The side effects of not raking or clearing off fallen leaves from your lawn are that they will get wet from rain or dew and form a clump that won’t allow moisture or sunlight to penetrate the soil and grass underneath.
3. Cover bald spots
If there are bald spots on your lawn, fall is the best time to fix them. You can do this simply by using a garden fix mixture or other lawn repair products.
Before applying the mixture to your lawn, clear the loose soil from the bald spot using a rake or a spade, then apply the mixture evenly and generously over the bald area. For maximum effect, ensure you water your lawn daily, especially when there’s no rain.
4. Use fertilizer on your lawn
It is a good idea to fertilize your lawn at least once a year, and the best time to do this is in the fall.
Although grass tends to grow slowly in the fall, the roots grow much faster. Apply dry fertilizer evenly to your lawn to add the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. You can use a spreader for easier and more even spreading of the fertilizer.
5. Use weed control
Fall is a good time to fight back if you notice weeds on your lawn. Weeds absorb the energy and nutrients required for your lawn to thrive.
You can apply herbicides to your lawn in the fall to prevent weeds from coming back in the spring to disrupt the growth of your lawn or garden plants.
You can also reach out to us to prepare and care for your lawn this fall and all year round!