Preparing Your Lawn for Fall
Now that summer is almost over, it is very important to get your yard ready for the fall. As new seasons come and go, it’s a very good idea to prepare for the next season in every way that you can. Doing this with your yard will allow it to be both healthy and productive in nature for you. It is an investment in time and effort, but it is one that will pay off in the long run.
The time has come to prepare for the changes that come with the fall season. The transition from summer to fall often can seem slow and gradual, which gives you plenty of time to get started. But you want to start preparing now so your yard can be as successful as possible through the season.
At Check City we want you to be successful in every area of your life, so here is a list of the 7 most important fall lawn care tips to prepare your lawn for fall this year!
1. Start with Assessment
Before you make any changes to your lawn care behavior, you first have to assess the current status of your lawn. During this time you should look at your lawn from many perspectives and try to determine what has been successful this spring and summer.
Once you have a good idea of how your lawn fared this year, you will be ready to get started on your fall preparations for the year to come!
2. Get to Mulching
Once you have assessed your lawn and determined which areas are doing the best and worst this year, you are ready to mulch.
Mulching can give much needed nutrients to soil and make your job much easier next spring. Starting with mulch now will make a huge difference for your spring lawn.
Though many people choose to aerate their lawns in the spring, autumn is actually an ideal time to get your lawn aerated.
The process of aeration will give your lawn increased capacity to take in moisture, light and nutrients which will give you a head start for next year. Aerating your lawn is very important for fall lawn care.
4. Over Seed
In the fall, you have an excellent opportunity to begin seeding your lawn to repair bald patches for the coming spring. Because of less predictable weather in the fall season, it can be a good idea to generally over seed your lawn.
Over seeding will ensure that your lawn has a greater opportunity to grow fully in the spring.
5. Take Care of Weeds
Summer creates an excellent environment for weed growth and as summer fades to fall, it is your chance to give the weeds something to worry about. Since the growth of plants is going to be slowed, the transition to fall is a great time to definitely weed and get your yard looking good.
Use the end of fall and early summer as an opportunity to apply a herbicide to your lawn. This will prevent further weed growth and make sure that your lawn is in top form throughout the fall and winter as great preparation for spring.
6. Rake Your Leaves
You may be tempted to let your leaves pile up before raking them, but this can be seriously detrimental to your lawn. Instead of waiting for huge piles to accumulate, start raking leaves now for a stronger fall.
This will also allow you to spend less time raking in a single day. Make a goal to rake for 10 minutes every day and you will have all your leaves gone in no time!
7. Plant Cool Weather Flowers
You may think that spring is the only time for great flowers, but this isn’t the case. Make this year special by taking out all of your old plants, and planting fall flowers in their place.
This will add a little color to your yard and help your fall lawn be as beautiful as possible. You don’t have to give up on a beautiful lawn in the fall and winter, you simply have to choose your plants carefully so your lawn can be as pretty as possible in the coming winter. Planting cool weather flowers is excellent for your fall lawn care.
Learning to manage your lawn effectively throughout the year will make your gardening life more enjoyable. We hope you have enjoyed these fall lawn care tips. Start implementing these tips today to prepare for fall and ensure a beautiful spring next year.