Lawn Care in the Fall
As days shorten and temperatures descend, it becomes time to implement fall lawn maintenance to prepare your home for the upcoming winter, when your lawn goes dormant.
Fall Lawn Care Tips
Fertilizing (a part of our Lawn Maintainer Care program) is essential during these months. Fertilization of your lawn can provide an additional nutrient boost to be stored and used during the dormancy period. Throughout the winter, roots will keep growing and utilize these stored nutrients until the spring.
Fall is also a good time to aerate your lawn. Lawn Aeration fights grass compaction from summer traffic and promotes uptake of oxygen and nutrients.
If you see your lawn beginning to thin, you could also reseed the grass.
When leaves start falling, blow or rake the yard clean once per week at minimum. Making sure your yard is free of leaves not only improves appearance, but influences the health of your yard. Leaves block out sunlight, which your lawn needs in the fall as it stores up food for winter dormancy.
Fall is also a good time to contact Lawn Doctor to apply grub control and treat your lawn for other potential pests. Waiting for spring can have negative implications on your turf. Call the Lawn Doctor in your area for a FREE Lawn Evaluation to discover what could be hiding in your lawn.
If you have finished mowing for the year, use fall lawn care services from Lawn Doctor to winterize your lawn mower. An important aspect to proper fall lawn maintenance includes making sure your lawn mower gets safely stored and is ready for spring mowing.
Fall lawn care should also include winterizing your shrubs and trees. Some evergreens will experience extreme loss of moisture during the winter. Lawn Doctor’s fall yard care services can prevent moisture loss by applying special oil.
Fall Lawn Care Definitions
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Fall Lawn Care for All Yards
For more information on fall lawn care tips, contact Lawn Doctor of Southeast Grand Rapids.