Fall has arrived, and that means dramatic changes in your landscape, including your lawn. We’ve put together a list of ways you can maintain your lawn during the fall and ensure a healthy spring yard. This post goes through the following lawn care tips for the fall:
- Remove leaves
- Aerate your soil
- Fertilize your lawn
- Plant wildflowers
- Continue mowing and watering
Raking your leaves is important as it ensures that your grass won’t smother underneath them and cause problems down the line.
To remove them, gather them into a compost pile or check to see if your city has a leaf pickup day to get rid of your unwanted yard debris.
Fall is the perfect time to aerate your soil as it prevents compactness during the winter.
You may even want to fertilize and seed it when you aerate as it creates small holes in your soil which allow for nutrients to reach further down into the ground, paving the way for a refreshed and rejuvenated lawn for the spring.
Use fertilizers that reach deep enough into the ground to get to the roots of the grass.
You can also find fertilizers specifically for winterization to provide extra nutrients to your grass when it’s cold. The best time to fertilize your soil is 2-3 weeks before the ground freezes.
Strategic seeding can help repair your lawn from summer brown spot damage and ensure your grass returns full and healthy in the spring. Overseeding can help fight off weeds come spring, as naturally, healthy grass is less susceptible to weed infiltration.
Seeding and overseeding can be done in autumn in areas with mild winter. But in areas with harsh winter conditions, it’s recommended to wait till the ground thaws in spring.
Make sure that you’re being persistent with your lawn mowing up until your grass stops growing during the fall.
If there are leaves on the ground when you’re mowing, use the mulch setting on your lawn mower to ensure that the leaves get chopped up fine enough to decompose into the ground.
You’ll want to continue to water your lawn through the fall months if you live in an area that doesn’t get much rain to prevent your lawn from drying out in the winter.
Fall Lawn Services with Dracut Landscaping
If you haven’t ticked much off of this list, and you’re thinking, “where can I get new lawn installation near me?”, you’re in the right place. At Dracut Landscaping, we offer lawn and landscaping services that help you maintain your landscape.
Leave it to our team to ensure that your lawn is well-equipped for the winter to make for a healthy and vibrant spring.
For an estimate, contact us today!