Fall Lawn Care. What Do You Need To Do In The Fall.
#1 Remove leaves and debris.
Why is removing leaves so important? For starters the appearance of your property will be nice and clean. Leaves also will produce disease issues to your lawn that you worked all year to maintain. Leaves and debris left on your grass can create dead patches in the spring. This will happen because of the lack of sunlight your lawn is receiving.
#2 Weeding & Fall Trimming to your landscape beds
Trimming and pruning your bushes, hedges, and small trees will shape and strengthen them for winter hibernation.
#3 Clean out your gutters.
- Buildup of leaves and debris in your gutters can create a clogged gutters, which can lead to water damage to your home!
- Clogged gutters are also a breeding ground for rodents, mosquitoes, bees, and mold.
#4 Aeration and overseeding.
- Aerating your lawn is the best way to allow nutrients deep into the soil.
- Create a deeper root system for your lawn as it prepares for the winter
- Aerating pull cores 2-4 inches deep loosening compacted soil.
- The plugs break up and disperse nutrients into the ground.
- After you aerate it is best to overseed. Overseeding keeps your lawn from getting thin and crowds out potential weed growth!
#5 Apply fertilizer.
Fertilizer will stimulate root growth between November and early December. In the spring, your grass will green up quicker and be more resistant to drought and disease.
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#6 Apply organic pre-emergent weed control.
Organic pre-emergent weed control applied during fall helps keep weeds at bay for a longer time, due to the cooler temperatures of the soil. The frequent rain and snow during the fall and winter months will help keep your pre-emergent weed control active.
Once spring arrives, you need to treat your lawn again with an organic pre-emergent