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The Best Fall Lawn Care Guide

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Fall Lawn Care

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to begin preparing for the coming seasons.

We want your lawn to be in top form this coming year. Here are some great tips to add to your fall lawn care guide this fall. Be prepared to have the best looking yard in the neighborhood this upcoming season.

Take Care of the Leaves

Although the changing colors of the leaves are beautiful, it is important to start thinking about the way you will take care of your lawn when those beautiful leaves start to fall. It is very important to take care of leaves as soon as is possible. There are a few excellent options you can take when it comes to taking care of fallen leaves:

First, there is the option of bagging them. Many people use this option every year, because it allows for a clean way of getting the leaves off of the lawn. Doing this can be a bit time intensive, not to mention it can be a little inconvenient at times.

Second, mow the leaves. You can either mow up leaves with the grass or you can use the leaves for mulch.

Last, but not least, use the leaves as a covering for other parts of your garden or lawn. Spreading fallen leaves on garden beds will insulate and fertilize during the winter months.
 
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Fertilizing

Though the fall leaves may be the most troublesome part of the coming fall, there are a few other things you will need to accomplish to adequately prepare your lawn for next year.

Fertilizing is something you will want to add to your fall lawn care schedule. Fertilizing is one of the most important tasks you have to do. As you prepare for the coming cold, make sure to fertilize your lawn for the winter. This will improve growth in the spring months and make spring prep much easier.

Seeding

Fall is also an excellent opportunity to seed your lawn. The cold months will give you the chance to put down seeds that will sprout in the spring giving you a beautiful lawn!

Many people forget the importance of seeding in the fall. It can save a lot of trouble as winter comes around and eventually turns to spring.

Keep Track of the Fall Weather

Although fall will certainly lead to winter, there may be important changes in the climate before winter comes. This means that it is essential for you to pay attention to the changes of weather as they come.

If you have a particularly mild fall, you may be able to get a bit more preparation and gardening done before winter comes. On the other hand, if the coming autumn is particularly cold, it might be a good idea to get started as early as possible.

No matter what, you will want to be prompt with the care that you put into the lawn and the leaves. Being prompt and attentive with your efforts will yield much better results overall. Be on top of things, and rest easy knowing that your yard is going to be ready for winter with this fall lawn care guide.



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12 Fun Fall Activities You Need to Know

Now that fall is almost fully here, it is time to shift from summertime enjoyment to fall related activities. You may be sad summer is coming to an end, but we have great news! There are a lot of options out there that will make for a fun and engaging fall experience.

Here are some fun fall activities to help you have a great fall:

First of all, it is important to note that the normal activities a lot of people enjoy will still be available during the fall season- they are just going to be a bit different due to the change of weather and scenery. For example, activities like running, hiking and biking are all great activities to do during the fall. The cooler temperatures and pretty scenery makes for an enjoyable experience that is easier for the body to regulate, so more people can get into it.

Go Fish- Fishing is a great fall activity. Fishing is a great way to be around the water during the fall season. The fish are going to be more active due to the changing seasons and the cooler temperatures, so this is a prime time to get things done.

Sail Away- Another good option for those who want to try out new things is sailing. Lakes and reservoirs will have less power boats on them as the weather cools, meaning that water and conditions are going to be better overall for sailing.

Climb a Rock- Rock climbing is another great option to try out as the weather cools. One of the big issues with rock climbing during the summer is the mix of hot rocks and sweaty hands, leading to a more slippery and difficult experience. Cooler temperatures allow for maximum enjoyment when rock climbing. It is important to rock climb with professionals, so you can be as safe as possible.

Fall Leaves- One of the most beautiful parts of fall are the beautiful fall leaves. You can wander the local park, or head into the mountains to see the beautiful fall leaves. As you look at the leaves, you can gather a few of the most beautiful leaves, press them and keep them as a delightful remembrance of the fall. Watching the leaves turn is one of the really fun fall activities.

Fall Fests- Most communities have many fall festivals. Pumpkin Fests have become a staple in most parts of the country. You can gather pumpkins, buy locally grown produce, hear some good music and perhaps grab a bite. If you are having problems finding something for the young ones, we have you covered. Going to a pumpkin fest is one of the best fall activities for preschoolers.

Farmer’s Market- Fall is a great time to head off to the local farmer’s market. You can wander through the stalls, buy freshly grown produce, and shop for artisanal items. Most farmer’s markets have music and local eateries. If you are looking for a fun family activity, the farmer’s market is a keeper.

Apple-Picking- Some local apple orchards will allow community members to pick their own apples. This can be a fun and educational activity for younger and older ages. The best part of apple picking is the apple pie you make at the end.

Take a Hike- There are so many fun fall activities, but nothing is like taking a good hike. Your local or state park will have nature hikes that are perfect for a fall day’s excursion. You can take a stroll, or a flat-out hike. The main thing is to get yourself out into the nature and enjoy the perfect fall weather.

Corn Maze- Go to a local corn maze. Most farmers will turn their corn fields into a spooky maze during the fall. Like the Pumpkin Fests, you can usually find other attractions with the corn maze, so every member of your family will have a great time! When looking for good fall activities for kids, a corn maze is a great option.

Haunted House- Haunted houses are a fun way to spend a spooky fall evening. You can take a special someone, or chaperone the kids. A haunted house can either be a great couple’s activity, or a fun family outing.

Decorate Your Yard- Decorate your yard, or apartment. You can stuff old clothes with newspaper for a local scarecrow, stretch icky spider webs, and other spooky decorations. Your local market or dollar store will have many decorating possibilities. The only limit is your own imagination.

Concerts- Most cities have concerts in the cooling-off fall months. You can relax to great music, buy some souvenirs, and chill with other concert goers.

We hope you have enjoyed our fun fall activities. Thank you for reading!

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