Although the temperatures have been warmer lately, make no mistake: fall is here, and the colder temperatures are on their way. As you decorate the outside of your home with pumpkins and mums, think about your lawn as well! Lawn care may not be as much of a priority as it is in the summer, but it is still important. Here are some tips to make your fall lawn care a little easier and more effective:
1. Take Care of Dead Spots:
If you see any brown, tan or white patches on your lawn, do not ignore them! This can be a sign of mold growth, which if left untreated will continue to spread and affect a larger area. Fortunately, it is easy to get rid of lawn mold and fix the problem so that it doesn’t spread. Give the affected area a good rake and mow the grass, making sure to remove the lawn clippings immediately. Then, aerate and dethatch your lawn, let it have some sun, and water your lawn early in the morning. Doing this things will ensure your grass grows back healthy and strong after the winter season!
2. Remove Those Leaves:
Raking the leaves can be frustrating and take a lot of time, causing unnecessary stress. Invest in a good quality leaf blower and let it do the job for you!
3. Power Wash and Clean Your Home’s Exterior
Chances are, the exterior of your home is in need of a cleaning. While you are cleaning your lawn, take the time to spray down your siding, decks and patios, or have a professional power washer do it.
4. Aerate Your Lawn
As mentioned before, aerating your lawn will help the grass grow back nice and strong in the spring. This is the best time of year to aerate your lawn, allowing water, oxygen and fertilizer to easily reach the root structure of your grass. Invest in a self-propelled aerator; they’re inexpensive and available to rent, if that is a better option for you.