Days are shorter, nights are longer, and temperatures are dropping. These all signal that fall is here and your yard needs some extra attention. But what steps should you take to yield dazzling results in the next growing season? Lawn Doctor of Antioch has the answers. As fall lawn care experts in the Antioch, IL area, we know what you do now will help your lawn come out ahead in spring. Here’s a look at some important steps to take:
Change up how you mow. Continue to mow until your grass goes dormant. You likely won’t have to cut it as frequently as growth slows. However, right before winter, mow it a little shorter – being careful not to scalp it – which will get more sunlight into the crown and protect it from winter diseases.
Attack weeds now. When it comes to certain weeds, like broadleaf, fall is the time when they’re more susceptible. They’re soaking in energy as they prepare for winter. So the product you apply will get absorbed right into the roots, providing effective control.
Deal with soil compaction. Summer foot traffic can often cause soil compaction. This can be easily dealt with in the Antioch area’s fall through a lawn care process called core aeration. It removes soil plugs from throughout your lawn, helping air, water, and nutrients better penetrate.
Rake up dead leaves. Don’t let leaves pile up. They’ll keep wetness locked in, all while blocking out sunlight, setting the stage for an infection. Instead, rake up and remove them regularly.
Focus on fertilizing. Fertilizing is likely one of the most important steps you can take to help grass recover from summer and gear up for winter. With a nutrient-rich application, it will get the boost it needs to promote better growth, richer color, and stronger defenses.
Let Antioch’s Fall Lawn Care Team Help
Want help getting your lawn into great shape for the next growing season? This fall, turn to the lawn care team at Lawn Doctor of Antioch. You can continue to mow and rake, while we deliver the treatments your turf needs to get it into great shape. As a result, it will come back better than ever in the spring ahead.
Get started today by calling Lawn Doctor of Antioch at (847) 395-0940 for a free consultation. We offer fall lawn care in Antioch, Beach Park, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Wadsworth, Waukegan, and Zion, IL, as well as Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha, WI.