Below are some key lawn care tasks you need to undertake during the fall season:
Continue mowing and watering your lawn. Property owners are encouraged to continue watering and mowing their lawns during this season. The main difference here is that during the last two mowing sessions, you have to set your mower's blades to its lowest setting. By doing so, you help the grass to get ample sunlight.
Rake or clean your lawn. Although raking up leaves on your lawn can seem like a tedious task, this is a gardening chore that is important to do. You have to remove leaves from your lawn at the soonest time possible to prevent them from becoming wet from rain and moisture. When leaves become wet, they cluster together and form a mat that can possibly suffocate the grass and facilitate the growth of harmful fungi that can cause diseases.
Apply fertilizers. If you have to apply fertilizers on your lawn for just one time during the year, do it during the fall. The cooler temperature makes it easier for the grass' roots and its rhizomes to absorb nutrients. This, in turn, permits the grass to grow deeper roots. In addition, applying fertilizers during fall helps prepare the grass for the winter and spring. The best time to apply fertilizer on your lawn is from mid to late fall.
Get rid of the weeds. If you see that weeds have proliferated on your lawn, don't allow this to turn into a bigger problem. Deal with your weed problems by using an herbicide. Make sure that you read and follow the product label carefully before using it.
Aerate your lawn. Finally, fall is also the best time to aerate the soil in your lawn. Aeration will allow water, oxygen and other vital nutrients to be fully absorbed by the grassroots. You can rent an aerator for a day or simply enlist the aid of companies specializing in lawn care to help you with this quite complex task.
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