Spring - September, October and November.
Summer - December, January and February (the three hottest months)
Autumn - March, April and May.
Winter - June, July and August (the three coldest months)
These Season changes should always be considered in maintaining a healthy and greener lawn in your home or backyard. Tell Mom and dad and our green thumbed friends about this simple tip and surely they will get rewarded by having a healthy lawn when the spring season comes.
Autumn or Fall which runs basically from March to May is perhaps the best time of the year to really pay attention to your lawns. During this time of the year grass is more active in absorbing its food such as the moisture coming from the air and minerals from soil in preparation for the winter season. The basic tips below will help old and new homeowners in maintaining their lawns during the fall season.
Hydrate and Trim:
Like human beings, lawns also deserve to have a good haircut while quenching itself with its favorite sip under the shade of the sun. That's right my friends, your lawn should be trim down to its crown so that nutrients form the sunlight will find its way and give your lawn the extra boost during their dormant mood in the winter time. Hydrate them as needed throughout autumn at least once a day preferably 6-10 in the morning or 4 pm-7 pm avoiding the hot afternoon sun where water can be lost as it evaporates quickly during this time of the day. And besides, it's also bad for our skin.
Aerate the Soil
Autumn or fall season is the most ideal time to aerate the soil in your yard. Its the perfect time for the air or oxygen, water and other nutrients that your lawn needs reach its grass roots easily. Aerating is the process of punching small holes in your lawn enabling the grass roots to breathe, ventilating it in a sense and improves water nutrients absorption. If you have a small yard, do it yourself and just improvised spikes then punch those holes at least 4-5 inches apart from each other all across your lawn. But in the case of covering acres of land, pick up the phone and call your landscape contractor for professional help and let them do the work. You just need to sit back on this one and relax, take a breather and enjoy some fresh air also.
Rake, Repair and Eliminate
Let's try to flex those muscles a little and start raking the fallen leaves from your lawn. Aside from it becoming a bed of mess, it also suffocates your lawn preventing it from breathing the air and limiting the passage of the sun rays.
Just before the winter, perhaps it is also the right time for you to fill in the gaps of your lawn. You can always buy in the garden shops and home depot market an all-in-one lawn repair mixture that contains grass seeds, fertilizer, and other organic content. Refer to the manufacturers label on how to use it properly.
Lastly it is time to get even with the weeds that has been taking over your grass lately. They are like pests that drink anything including the water and nutrients that belong to your grass. Eliminate them once and for all by applying herbicide and the weeds won't be back until next autumn.
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