The end of summer is approaching fast!
You’re probably not thinking about next year right now, but did you know that fall is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for next spring? Lawn maintenance throughout the spring and summer is important, but fall is the time when the grass roots are absorbing nutrients and energy to get through the long winter. Give your lawn the nourishment it needs to get through the winter by following these tips:
Continue to Water & Mow (with the proper blade height)
Don’t stop yet! Continue to water and mow your lawn until the end of fall as needed. It still needs moisture and will continue to grow.
While raising the height of your mower blades in summer reduces heat stress to the lawn, leaving grass too long at the end of the season will turn the grass brown during winter. To prevent this, drop the mower blades (gradually) during the last couple of trimmings of the season to allow sunlight to reach the crown of the grass.
Aerate, Overseed and Fertilize