Once fall hits, and winter is quickly approaching, most homeowner’s don’t keep lawn care at the top of their list of priorities. However, with cooler temperatures comes an ideal time to prepare your lawn for next year’s outdoor season. A common misconception is that the lawn needs less attention in the fall because the grass in growing slower, but that couldn’t be farther than the truth. In all actuality, the more attention you give your lawn during this time, the greater results for you next season. Below, we will look at a few easy steps that can get your lawn in its best shape come spring.
The first thing that you will want to do is to make sure to apply a weed control and fertilizer application to the lawn. Fertilizing your lawn in the fall provides essential nutrients to develop deep roots at this time, as well as reserves those nutrients to provide a healthy start next spring. Weed killer is also beneficial because plants are absorbing the most energy at this time of the year. Since the lawn and weeds are taking in so much energy, they will also readily take in herbicides. Applying a weed killer now ensures that those weeds will not make a comeback in the spring.
The next thing you will want to do is get an aeration that will allow oxygen, nutrients and water to get deep into the root system to allow stronger development. Once this is completed, you can easily fill in any bald spots by applying seeds to those areas. This will give you a more lush, green looking lawn once the outdoor season starts up again next year.
If you would like more information for lawn care services fall this year, please feel free to contact your local Senske Services.