Fall Seasonal Lawn Care Tips
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, the fall season is a critical time to prepare your home for the long winter.
Follow these fall lawn care tips to make the fall season last as long as possible before winter begins:
During the fall, your lawn is getting ready to go dormant for the winter. Fertilizing (one part of our Lawn Maintainer Care program) during this period is vital to provide an extra boost of nutrients that will be stored and used during dormancy. Roots actually continue to grow underground throughout the winter and rely on the stored food until spring.
Power Seeding will increase turf density and improve the overall health and appearance of your lawn. Local Lawn Doctor fall lawn care services use our Turf Tamer® power seeder to provide customers with exactly the right amount of seed without damaging existing turf.
Power seeding in the fall season helps the lawn recover from the heavy use from the summer and it influences the lawn's look for the following spring. A dense lawn is also the best natural defense against weed and insect damage.
The fall is also a great time to aerate your yard. Lawn Aeration combats grass compaction from summer traffic and encourages the uptake of nutrients and oxygen.
If your lawn is starting to get thin, you can also reseed your grass.
When the leaves start to fall, rake or blow the lawn clean at least once a week. Keeping your lawn leaf-free doesn't only look better; it's also healthier for your lawn to be leaf-free. Leaves block sunlight, which is vital in the fall as the lawn stores food for the dormant winter season.
The fall season is also the time to have your local Lawn Doctor apply grub control and check and treat your yard for other pests. If you wait until spring, your turf will suffer. Call your local Lawn Doctor for a FREE Lawn Evaluation to find out what's lurking in your grass.
If you're done mowing for the year, use Lawn Doctor fall lawn care services to winterize your lawn mower for you. Proper service will ensure that your mower is stored safely and ready to go for when lawn mowing season begins in the spring.
Before the winter hits is also a good time to winterize your trees and shrubs. Some evergreens experience extreme moisture loss over the winter, which your local Lawn Doctor fall lawn care services can prevent with the application of special oil.
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