By this point during the later summer most homeowners have had enough “lawn time” for the year, but you shouldn’t forget about your lawn entirely. We’ve had some great weather this summer and most lawns are in good shape, however, just because it looks great now doesn’t mean you can coast into winter. There are a few basic fall lawn care tips that will ensure a healthy lawn next spring.
1. Don’t stop mowing — continue to mow your lawn for as long as it is growing. Growth may slow down as temperatures and available daylight fall, but you should still continue to mow.
2. Fill in bare spots — grass seed germinates well in the fall. Mix some seed with potting soil and cover bare areas. Keep damp until seeds germinate.
3. Fertilize — fall fertilization is critical. Don’t cancel lawn care services just because “it looks good now.”
4. Aerate — this is the single best thing you can do for your lawn. Aeration allows oxygen and nutrients to reach the roots. It breaks up compacted soil and it cuts through thick thatch. Your lawn will thank you.
Lawn care is a lot like maintaining your health. You do things to live a healthy lifestyle like eating right and exercising. So, just because you reach an ideal weight and feel great doesn’t mean you can stop eating right or exercising. It’s a continuous and ongoing process. Your lawn is the same way. Your lawn may look great now. That’s awesome. Now continue to do the things to keep it that way.
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