The fall season is just around the corner and winter season will be right after that.
This is the perfect time to start taking care of your lawn which enhances the outlook of your home. If you think this is stressful, worry less. Here are a few tips that will help you through the whole process.
Keep Mowing Your Lawn
Throughout the fall season, it is necessary to keep on mowing and watering your lawn as per the required number of times. As the fall season comes to an end, ensure that you have adjusted your mower’s blade to the lowest setting. The main essence of doing so is to allow sunlight to penetrate and reach the crown of the grass. This will reduce the chances of leaves turning brown during the upcoming winter season. Once you have reached the last two cuttings of the year, your lawn should be about one to half an inch at length. Ensure your lawn is hydrated by watering it.
Ensure Your Lawn is Aerated
The essence behind the lawn aeration is the fact that much sun, oxygen, and moisture is allowed to reach the roots of the lawn. The best time to aerate your lawn is when the soil is moist. At this time, the aerator can easily perforate through the soil. You can opt to hire a landscaping machine if you own large acres of land or use a walk-behind aerator. Mulching is also necessary to shield your lawn trees from harsh weather conditions during the winter season. Mulch the trees about two inches from the tree base to avoid barks and stems from rotting.
Rake Up the Lawn
Few people enjoy raking. It is irritating and tedious at the same time. The fall season is the perfect time for raking. This will enable you to remove excess organic debris in the lawn that will hinder water and air flow. Once you overlook this tip, expect more of wet and sticky leaves that might end up suffocating your grass and causing fungal diseases.
Bonus Tip: you can rake your leaves into a garbage bag and let them decompose. This will form compost manure that you can use on your plants.
Enrich Your Lawn’s Soil
You can opt to apply fertilizers that will meet the required nutrients. This will keep your lawn greener and healthier over the winter season. Ensure you won’t miss a single spot to enable even distribution.
Weeds tend to compete a lot effectively to attain moisture and nutrients. Using herbicides during this season will lessen chances of weeds growing back. This will fasten moisture penetration to the grass and plants.
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