It’s been a pretty good summer here in Northeast Ohio with a lot of sun and fun. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end which means that fall is right around the corner. While fall means crisp air, leaves, and an assortment of pumpkin flavored delicacies await, it also means that you must prepare your lawn for the fall months to promote a strong healthy yard before winter rears its ugly head.
Feed the Beast
Fall fertilizer treatments are one of the biggest factors in having a green lawn when the snow melts next spring and helps maintain that green color throughout the rest of the summer. During the hot summer, grass can become damaged at the roots. Applying fertilizer treatments will help rebuild your lawns roots so it is ready to go when the snow thaws.
Rake Up Those Leaves
We know that this is probably one of the most unpleasant aspects of lawn care. Especially if you have a lot of old trees in your yard. While it might not be the most fun activity, it is one of the most important ones. When debris is covering your yard, moisture will build up and will not evaporate. This build up can cause a lot of problems in the form of mold or even making your grass die.
Watering is essential, even in the fall months when temperatures start to cool down. Often, homeowners will stop watering their lawn in the fall since it isn’t as hot. Even though your lawn is taking less of a beating from the sun, it still needs a lot of water to help grow and rebuild after the long summer. Make sure to keep up with watering to ensure year-round health
Overseeding is a technique that Grass Master uses to help fill in the thinning patches throughout your lawn, leaving it looking fuller and overall healthier. Grass Master uses a high grade weed free mix of grass seed over the existing grass.
Don’t Lower the Mower (For Now)
With fall right around the corner, it is important to make sure that your grass is at a length that is a little bit higher than usual. By doing this, the grass can bring in more nutrients from the sun. This will help keep your grass strong all winter and ensure that it has enough nutrients to
survive and thrive. Keeping your grass high is essential during the fall months but don’t forget to cut your grass low on your last mowing session before it snows so that moisture doesn’t build up under the weight of the grass and snow.
If you have any questions on prepping for the fall and winter months or are running into some issues doing the lawn care on your own, give the Grass Master a call at 1-888-GREENER or send us a message and we will respond to you as soon as we can.