Its been a really warm fall, Its been so warm that we may have forgotten that cold weather is right around the corner.
At least the warm weather has made fall yard work more enjoyable. I’ve done some weeding,, dethatching and reseeding. I’ll find any reason to be outside if its warm 😉
Are you wondering what you should be doing to prepare your lawn for winter? Here are some fall lawn care tips from our friends at YardDay.com
Rake, Rake, and then Rake
OK, you can use a leaf blower or a lawn sweeper.
Raking the leaves is the quintessential autumnal lawn care task, but many people don’t do it according to the right schedule. It seems to make some sense to wait until all the leaves have fallen before taking out the rake and removing them. People might feel that all of their efforts will be undone when new leaves fall and disrupt the previously raked areas. It becomes a much easy task when one uses a leaf blower instead.
However, if people don’t rake the leaves continuously throughout the autumn, they will end up with layers and layers of leaves. These layers will accumulate moisture, which is going to create the perfect breeding ground for fungal diseases and bacterial diseases. The grass is going to be suffocated, and the dead remains will only contribute to the mats of plant matter further. Needless to say, these mats of leaves are also very difficult to clean and remove. As frustrating and thankless as it is, it makes more sense to clean the leaves as they fall.
Many people never fertilize their lawns at all, and their lawns will suffer the consequences. Autumn is the absolute best time to fertilize the lawn. The growth rate for grass starts to slow down as everything gets cooler in the autumn, but the growth rate of the grass roots themselves will usually stay the same. They’re underground, so they’re going to be less responsive to changes in temperature.
When people fertilize their lawns when the grass is at this stage in its development, the grass roots will be deep and full of the nutrients that will help the grass grow beautifully when the weather starts getting warmer. Fertilizing the lawn should be done during the late or the middle days of autumn, so September is usually going to be too early. Otherwise, homeowners just need to put dry lawn fertilizer on all of the grassy areas of a given lawn.
Weeds are the bane of any lawn’s existence, and the autumn is a good time to start taking care of them. During the autumn, all plants are trying to take in as many nutrients as they can before the winter sets in, and that includes weeds. As such, when herbicides are applied during the fall months, they are that much more likely to stay gone when the spring comes back. To a large extent, homeowners are attacking them at their source when they get rid of the weeds at this point during the year.
Believe it or not, fall is the best time to reseed.
Do the reseeding early in the autumn. Using a combination of mulch, fertilizer, and seeds for this process will yield the best results. This strategy will also work to help prevent the weeds from returning when spring arrives. The developing seedlings will crowd out the weeds, preventing them from becoming established in the ground. Planting seedlings in the autumn may seem counter-intuitive, but it is one of the best lawn care tips out there.
To read the entire article – http://yardday.com/lawn-care/fall-lawn-care-tips
I love these tips to take care of the lawn in the fall. It always feels like non stop raking but sometimes thats what it takes. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, great tips and advice! Another helpful tip could be hiring a lawn service, if you are simply unable to maintain the lawn yourself for any reason. Thanks for sharing!
Such a brilliant tips. I am so passionate about taking good care of my lawn, thanks for this ideas. Gotta try this! Thanks for sharing this one.
wow such a detailed read and some great ideas and steps to follow in keeping and creating a lush green lawn that you can be proud of thank you so much
It’s worth the extra effort to mow a lawn frequently enough to maintain the ideal height. Even during peak growth, you’ll probably only be mowing every five to seven days-at most. Your mowing frequency ultimately depends on your lawn’s ideal height, which varies during the growing season and depends on growing conditions. Nathan
Hi Carole, Thanks for sharing this article. I couldn’t agree more that leaf blowers are the best for this task.
One important thing to maintain a healthy lawn is getting the right timing of lawn care. Every season there are things to be considered so the attractive and well lawn of yours will be consistently sustained. Having your lawn properly maintained will not just give you a cosmetic benefit but greener and healthier environment as well. Thanks for this!
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