FALL LAWN CARE TIPS

FALL CLEAN UP:
Rake/blow leaves, branches, sticks and debris from lawn and mulch beds. Bring to curb or haul away. Final cut of season 1” lower than normal setting. To help aid in the prevention of lawn disease. Leaves left on the lawn encourage disease by preventing sunlight and air from reaching the grass. Cutting 1” below normal setting and bagging grass clippings will pick up most weed seeds and allow for better air circulation; aiding in a greener and healthier lawn in the Spring.

AERATE LAWN:
Remove plugs approximately 2 to 3” deep from lawn and bring to surface to decompose. Should be performed in September or October. Lawn aeration benefits your lawn by allowing air, water and nutrients direct access to the root system. This also allows compost to penetrate soil, relieving compacted soil and helping to break down thatch. This ensures better root health and growth for a greener lawn.

DE-THATCHING:
Removal of excessive unwanted material in your lawn that can choke out air, water and other nutrients. Increased amounts of water and nutrients penetrating the soil allowing a deeper root system. Removing thatch regularly removes a thick under-layer that can hold too much moisture leading to fungus and pest infestation. Aesthetically removes unattractive brown layer of dead grass.

 

 


OVERSEEDING:
Seed new lawn or over seed existing lawn. Fall seeding allows for faster seed germination and extended time to establish itself through the Fall and Winter. Less watering is needed and fewer weeds are germinating that might compete with the grass seed.

GUTTER CLEANING:
Blow out gutters and spouts. Allows proper drainage from roof aiding in preventing water damage due to back up from clogged gutters.