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5 Fall Lawn Care Tips You Need to Know

Posted Jul 14th, 2022 in Lawn Care

5 Fall Lawn Care Tips You Need to Know

Did you know that people first started growing lawns in Britain and France in the sixteenth century?

Lawns are used for very different purposes than they used to. While people created lawns in the distant past for the purpose of grazing animals, it's now more common for them to grow lawns for the purpose of leisure.

It's easy to think that you won't need to tend your lawn in the fall. But if you don't make use of the top fall lawn care tips, your lawn will not be as healthy in the spring.

To help you understand what you need to do, we've written a guide. Keep reading to find out more.

1. Change Your Mowing Height

Most people increase the height of their lawnmowers in the summertime for the purpose of reducing heat stress on their grass. But you'll need to lower your lawnmower's height in the fall.

When you cut your lawn to a lower height in the fall, you'll be preventing your grass from matting down beneath debris and snow.

2. Offer Your Grass Lots of Water

One of the top lawn care tips that you should make use of after a hot and dry summer is to water your lawn every day. You should continue to do this until the ground starts to freeze.

This will help your grass make the transition into the winter.

3. Add Fertilizer

You should never forget to add "fertilize lawn" to your autumn lawn care to-do list.

Grasses respond well when they are fed before winter. They will be more likely to turn green in the early spring. Try your best to not fertilize your lawn until the weather is cooler if you want to have the best possible results.

If you have never applied fertilizer to your lawn, you should consider hiring a lawn care service to help you out.

4. Give Attention to Dead Grass Patches

If your lawn has several dead grass patches, you should consider reseeding these areas in the fall. This will make it more difficult for weeds to grow in the spring.

Make sure that you use a rake to prepare your soil before seeding it.

5. Get Rid of Excess Thatch

You should consider getting rid of extra thatch when you're doing fall landscaping. You'll need to slice through the thatch layer and tear away the debris.

It is a good idea to use a power rake or a verticle mower to do this job. Keep in mind that it is possible to damage sensitive varieties of grass if your verticle mower's knives are not correctly spaced.

Make Use of Top Fall Lawn Care Tips

If you've been wondering what fall lawn care tips to make use of, you should start by raising the height of your lawnmower. It's also a good idea to fertilize your grass.

Do you need help with your fall landscaping projects? If so, Scott's Landscaping is here to help you. Don't hesitate to contact us today once you are ready to get started.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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