If you’ve been following along for a while now, you may know that we’ve gotten a little bit obsessed with our lawn this year.
Okay, obsessed is a strong word.
But definitely much more interested in trying to improve and take care of it then we ever have been before.
We put a lot of time and energy into improving our lawn last spring but it suffered a little through the hot, dry summer months while we were away on holidays and it didn’t get regular watering.
So, this fall, we are determined to get it into great shape before the winter so we can continue our lawn care program in the spring.
I’ve been doing some research through my local TruGreen to learn about the best lawn care tips for Fall and I’m adding them to our October to-do list.
Just because the days are getting shorter and we are spending less time outside; it doesn’t mean that our lawn needs us any less right now.
In fact, there are some key things we need to do with our lawn in the Fall to help it survive through the winter:
- Keep the lawn mowed until the first frost (which, for us, is often into November). This will help prevent the lawn from developing snow mould over the winter months caused by all the dampness of the Fall.
- Rake or mulch those leaves! You can also give the lawn a rake this time of year to prevent thatch buildup – gently so as not to disturb your lawn’s roots. Too much thatch can make it difficult for your lawn to receive that water and nutrients it needs to stay healthy through the winter (or through any season).
- Fertilize! The fall is a great time to fertilize your lawn using a fertilizer specifically designed for this season.
- Clear the leaves off the lawn and gardens – though leaves can be mulched with a mulching mower instead. But whole leaves piled up on your grass can suffocate the lawn and cause damage over the winter.
- If in doubt, call out. TruGreen has services all over for those of us who don’t have the time or resources to devote to a dedicated lawn and yard care program. Get your free quote with ease! They will assess the needs of your lawn and develop a program just for it; they also offer services for shrub and tree maintenance as well.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruGreen,ca. The opinions and text are all mine.