Lawn Maintenance Tips for Fall
As the days get shorter, the air a bit cooler, and the leaves begin to turn colors in the trees, you know that fall is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the cold months ahead. A professional landscaping company, like Landscape Solutions & Design, assists homeowners in providing basic lawn maintenance tips that will keep their yard looking beautiful all year long.
Your lawn needs sunlight and air to stay healthy. It is important that you remove leaves by raking or blowing so that your grass is not completely covered. Unwanted leaves do create natural mulch, but the lawn looks poorly maintained if leaves remain on the grass.
Aeration removes thatch and allows more room for healthy grass to grow. Removing dead roots and grasses in the fall allows your lawn to get more water, nutrients, and air for stronger grass.
Seed and Fertilize
Fall is a good time to overseed and fertilize your lawn. Overseeding your lawn keeps it looking lush and green and may take care of any bare spots. Be sure to use a high quality grass seed and water regularly until the first frost. Grass planted in the fall is able to establish itself before the growing season of spring.
In the fall, cut your grass short—to about 1 ½”. By cutting your grass short, you avoid fresh growth. Cold temperatures and fresh growth do not mix well.
Mums and pansies are hearty flowering plants that add a pop of color to your yard. Whether planted in pots, displayed on a porch, or planted in soil, mums and pansies easily brighten a fall yard display.
All Lawn Maintenance Tips Given by Landscape Solutions & Designs
Maintaining a lawn takes a lot of work and specialized equipment that many homeowners do not have. Hire Landscape Solutions & Designs to share some more lawn maintenance tips and get your lawn ready for fall. They provide routine mowing, leaf removal, and lawn services to residences and commercial properties in Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, Clemmons, Kernersville, Oak Ridge, and the Lake Norman region of NC. Contact them now to learn more.