Seasonal Lawn Care: Fall
Taking care of your lawn is as important as taking care of any space you inhabit or are in control of. Who does not like a beautiful and edged lawn? In addition, not only is it important that the lawn looks aesthetically pleasing but also is important that the lawn is healthy and fresh.
Like we take care of ourselves in different seasons, similarly, a lawn has to be taken care of differently in different seasons. In the fall season where the leaves are falling and there are signs of ‘cool weather’ planning to visit soon; it is important that the lawn is prepared to withstand the fall season.
This is why you need to make a to-do lawn care list.
Fertilize in Late Fall: Fertilizing is important for the lawn to nourish and grow. However, the case is that your lawn cannot get too many nutrients and so you need to fertilize it again. But the question is when are you to fertilize it? When the fall season approaches, experts recommend/suggest that the lawn should be fertilized in later fall. Fertilizing in late fall will help eradicate the summer stress. Additionally, if the lawn is fertilized too soon it will get damaged because you will be wiping off the stored nutrients that the lawn has when it was properly fertilized in late summer. Moreover, when it will be fertilized in late fall, the lawn will be protected from ailments and will have an added dose of energy for the roots till next spring. Thus, timing it this way will help you to get lush green grass in winter and an increase in the rooting capacity: i.e. in spring.
Other than scheduling yourself to properly fertilize the lawn in order to get positive results, you also need to keep a check on the proportion and quality of the fertilizer you are making use of. It is recommended that per 1000 square feet, you should use 1-pound of soluble N or 1.5 to 2- pounds of slow release.
Seed it: According to lawn experts, you should seed your lawn even if you think there is no need. The fall season is an ideal season for over seeding because the seeds germinated better in winters. Also, if your lawn is not over seeded, it will become old. In addition, over seeding will promote dynamic growth and also give you space to introduce various grass species. Choose the appropriate seeds for lawn use and also that which matches the changing climate. For example, you will have to choose between high lawn experience use or low lawn experience use and its maintenance. If need be, take the help of your lawn advisor. As mentioned earlier, quality is important; make sure you buy good quality seeds otherwise over seeding would not be effective if the seed is not of good quality.
Look at other details: Other than fertilizing and over seeding, check for insects/pests and reduce mowing and start raking leaves and mulching. These tasks are supporting tasks that will keep the lawn healthy.