Fall is the paramount time to be thinking ahead when it comes to lawn care. Here are a few things you should be considering now in order to prepare your lawn for a beautiful spring.
It is very important to make sure that nutrients can get down to the soil – aerating your lawn does just that. Aeration allows air and water to infiltrate lawn thatch. It also helps reduce soil compaction by removing plugs of soil from your lawn, while stimulating a deeper root system. Overall aeration creates a seedbed to allow improved grass to establish in the spring.
After your lawn has been aerated it is imperative to begin the seeding process. A fall overseeding provides crucial nutrients to your lawn allowing deep roots to grow in preparation for spring.
Watering your lawn is always important – don’t stop during the fall, but proceed with caution. You definitely don’t want to overwater, because it could potentially damage your lawn in the long run making it susceptible to disease. The good news is that rainfall is here to help in the fall. No matter who waters (either you or the rain), a good rule of thumb is to make sure your lawn is watered deeply 2 times per week.
Wait 2-3 weeks after you aerate and seed before beginning your fall fertilization process. It is important to take time to complete this process so that you strengthen the root system of your lawn. Also, always consider the chemicals you are using in your fertilizer. At Pure Green, we recommend using a natural organic product, like Holganix.
Overall, you don’t want to miss out on caring for your lawn in the fall because you will be left with a less than desirable lawn in the spring. Be smart and start these simple tasks today! Pure Green is here to help you with your fall lawn care. Now is the time to sign up for our services. Complete our estimate form.