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Five Things You Should Do for Your Lawn in Fall

Lawn Mowing

Your grass will still be growing well into the fall season. When your lawn’s growth begins to slow down, that is your signal to begin mowing shorter.  Gradually lower the mowing height so it is 1 ½ inch high or less before winter. 

 

Controlling Lawn Disease and Leaf Clean-up

Removing leaves from your yard can help prevent the formation of lawn fungus and disease. Raked leaves can make a great addition to your compost pile, or you can call us to take the leaf piles right from your gutter.

 Five Things You Should Do for Your Lawn in Fall

Thatch Control and Aeration

The fall is a good time to check the amount of thatch that has built up in your yard over the summer. Thatch is comprised of dead grass clippings, clumped root systems, and other greenery that can prevent your grass from thriving.

The best way to see how much thatch has developed is to use a shovel and dig a small cross section from the top of your lawn. If there is more than an inch of thatch built up, you will need to aerate the lawn to give the grass more room to grow.  Grass Master can take care of lawn aeration, so your yard can thrive.

 

Prepare Outdoor Faucets for the Cold

Before the cold winter sets in, be sure to put away watering cans and hoses. Foam covers can be used to protect faucets and spigots, but don’t forget to turn off water to the outside and drain hoses to prevent damage.

 

Fertilizing

Your lawn needs a winterizing fertilizer before the first frost, sometime in September - November.  Winterizing fertilizer can help your lawn weather the coming winter and bounce back to healthy green much faster in the spring.  The Grass Master deluxe lawn care package includes a winterizing fertilizer treatment in November to help support the roots of your grass through the dormant season.