Canadians have always enjoyed lawns. Almost every small town has a park or large lawn that can be enjoyed, and most homes do as well.
Preparing your lawn for the change in season is one of the best ways you can protect the health and beauty of your grass.
Preparing Your Lawn
As summer winds to a close, it is important to remember the unique challenges that occur in the Autumn. Temperature fluctuations, rainfall and falling leaves are all components of the environment that can challenge your lawn. With a little prep, you will be ready and have no problems. Different lawn sizes require different proportions of care, but the steps remain the same.
1. Rake the Leaves
Part of preparing your lawn for Autumn is to make sure it stays raked. While Fall leaves can look beautiful, they aren’t good for the grass. Keep the leaves off your lawn for healthier and more beautiful grass.
2. Don’t Stop Mowing
One of the mistakes a lot of people make is that they slowly quit mowing during the Fall. You should continue to mow, cutting the grass shorter than you usually would. This will help it survive the winter. You don’t want to shock the grass right before it gets cold.
3. Make Sure Your Grass Gets Enough Water
Watering your grass is always essential. Water for lawns is one of the most important things you can give your grass. Just because the temperature begins to go down doesn’t mean you should stop.
4. Fertilize the Grass
During the Fall you should be spreading fertilizer. The grass must be prepared for the long winter ahead. Fertilizer is among the most essential lawn care products you should have on hand. Choosing the right soil type for your grass can help stimulate growth as well.
5. Loosen the Soil
As a lawn grows and ages, the soil around it can become compact. One of the best things you can do in preparing your lawn is to aerate the soil. This allows moisture and nutrients into the root system of your grass.
6. Fill in the Patches
If your lawn has bare patches, now is the time to address it. During the Fall, the moisture and cooler evenings will help the new grass get started. Having a dense carpet of grass can help your lawn weather the winter chill.
7. Protect Your Flowers and Plants
If you have any plants that are susceptible to cold, now is the time to bring them in. Protecting your plants from the cold is key to having a beautiful lawn once the Summer sun comes out again.
The Fall is a time to expand your lawn care budget. Doing the right things at the right time is critical during the Fall. For that, we offer full-service ground care. That way, your lawn doesn’t suffer as the Winter cold comes on.
You Lawn Makes Your Home Beautiful
It is important to have a beautiful lawn. Preparing your lawn for the seasonal changes that will occur is one of the best ways you can do that. Winterizing your lawn and house are all keys to maintaining a beautiful landscape.
If you need any help, Scott’s Landscaping is here for you. Contact us today!