To keep your lawn tremendous and healthy throughout the winter, you have to take steps ahead of time during the fall. By being proactive with your lawn maintenance, you can help prevent damage that the harsh winter can cause and keep your lawn feeling great, resulting in lush, green grass during the following spring. If you haven’t already, do these four lawn maintenance tasks, and you’ll find that your lawn will be much healthier next spring!
Feed the Grass
Now’s the perfect time to take one of the most critical steps to an appropriately beautiful lawn: fertilizing. By doing so now, you help rebuild the roots damaged during the summer’s intense heat. You see, there are plenty of products out there that are also good at killing and preventing lawn weeds down the line so that you can take care of two birds with one stone! Ideally, you want to apply two fall feedings around two months apart, but even a single application of lawn food can go a long way.
Over the summer, we use our lawns more than ever. That’s what properties are for! All that use can leave some damage, though. An often-forgotten lawn maintenance tip is to find a product that fixes any bare spots in your lawn. Patching your property is essential if you want a consistent and thick look. Be sure you keep the soil wet as you would with any other seeding project. Ideally, it would be best to water these spots about once a day until your grass has reached the height needed to mow.
One result of fall is that you’ll find plenty of tree leaves on top of your grass. These can smother them, preventing growth by blocking the sunlight your lawn needs to grow. It’s a myth that fallen tree leaves insulate your lawn, so what should you do? You can repurpose those leaves into helpful mulch by taking advantage of your handy lawnmower. Do this before you feed your grass, and it will help break down the leaves, lending their nutrients to your grass.
Since we’re close to the end of the season, it’s time to cut your lawn shorter than you would the rest of the year. It should be 1 or 2 inches shorter than you’d typically mow. Keep mowing it that short until it stops growing in the early winter, which should be any day now!
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