After all the work and effort you’ve put into your yard this summer, it seems a shame to let it all go just because winter’s on its way. If you’re one of the many people who take pride in their yard and want to make sure it gets all the attention it needs even as the temperature starts to drop, there are several things you can do to give your yard a head start next spring. Having a great lawn next summer starts with everything you do for it this fall.
Give It a Good Rake
Few things are more detrimental to a healthy lawn than a thick layer of soggy leaves. A lawn covered in leaves isn’t getting any sunlight, and the layer of moisture trapped underneath will quickly kill the grass. It is important to remove the leaves as they fall rather than waiting until the trees are bare, as it doesn’t take long to cause damage.
Don’t Forget To Water
Just because it isn’t hot anymore doesn’t mean your lawn doesn’t still need moisture. Sure, there will be less evaporation, but most grass still needs around an inch of water per week.
Cut It To the Right Height
Once again, many people mistakenly believe they no longer have to cut their lawn when the weather turns since it isn’t growing as much anymore. But if you let it get too long without a trim, it will get matted under the snow and the roots are vulnerable.
This loosens the soil and makes it easier for oxygen, water, and nutrients to make their way to where they need to go.
Any time can work, but doing this immediately following aeration allows the fertilizer better access to the roots.
One of the keys to producing a thick, weed-free lawn is to re-seed in fall, which will fill in bare patches next spring and increase lawn density.
Not everyone has the time or desire to continue working on their lawn as winter approaches. If you want to give your lawn the best care possible, call the experts at Green Acres today!
Green Acres began servicing the community since 1979. We are a family owned and operated business that prides ourselves in customer satisfaction by learning the names and needs of our customers. We will always provide a friendly service that’ll make you feel like family!
We understand how important it is to give our customers the extra attention they deserve! Personalized care is what sets us apart because you can’t get the knowledge and attention that we provide at any of the big box stores.
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