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Essential Fall Lawn Care Tips

Essential Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall Lawn
Sweaters are being pulled out of storage, football is back on TV, and many people think their lawn care obligations are finished now that fall has arrived. Don’t be swayed! Your lawn still needs regular maintenance and watering to make sure that it stays healthy until next spring. The good news is that working in the yard during the fall months yields fruitful results without having to deal with the dangerous summer sun and pesky mosquito infestations. Follow these simple guidelines that will put you on the path to having a lawn that your neighbors will be envious of all season long.

Dealing with Leaves

Brightly colored leaves represent one of the most beautiful parts of autumn for most people. Unfortunately, the step after that is leaves inevitably collecting in your yard. Raking can certainly seem like a tedious exercise, but it is very important to the health of your grass. If too many dead leaves build up on your lawn, they can prohibit your grass from receiving necessary sunlight and stimulate the growth of mold and bacteria. One great idea is to send your fallen leaves to the compost pile so they can contribute to healthier soil later.

Modifying your Irrigation 

One of the most common mistakes people make is to turn off their sprinklers completely when the weather turns cooler. Although the sun is less potent and causes less evaporation from the grass and soil, some amount of irrigation is usually still required. Don’t forget that the fall months are often some of the driest of the year in many parts of the country. As usual, there is a balance to be met here between making sure your lawn is adequately watered and not waiting too long to have your sprinkler system winterized. In areas where the frost level extends below the depth of the installed piping, winterizations is required to avoid costly cracked pipes or fittings.

Controlling Weeds

Fall is the perfect time for weeds to spread rapidly if you’re not there to control them. Many weeds are using this as a time to store nutrients and food for the long winter. Most experts recommend using spot herbicide treatments to take care of the weeds now so they won’t return in the spring.

Optimizing Grass Health

Mid-fall is an excellent time to apply fertilizer to your lawn. The grass blades aren’t growing as quickly as they did during the spring and summer months, allowing them to better utilize the nutrients imparted by the fertilizer. This is one of the best tips for giving your grass a head start for next spring!

To Mow … Or not to Mow?

Yes, you need to continue mowing your grass in the fall, and you still want to avoid cutting more than one-third of the length of the grass blade as always. This is one time you actually want to remove the clippings, as morning dews can leave behind unhealthy wet pulp.

These autumn lawn care tips are a great way to get started, but getting expert advice from professionals is the best way to ensure that your New Jersey lawn is read for the colder months. Schedule a visit with one of our specialists to discuss your sprinkler system needs by Contacting Us or calling 1-800-WETLAWN today.

How To Choose The Perfect Mulch For Your Garden

How To Choose The Perfect Mulch For Your Garden

There are so many different variables involved with lawn care, and when it comes to choosing a mulch you are often faced with an overwhelming number of options. Every garden is unique, and the benefits and drawbacks of the various mulch options can have a significant impact on the health of your plants. Take the guesswork outContinue Reading

Edging Ideas for a More Beautiful Lawn

Edging Ideas for a More Beautiful Lawn

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8 Common Summer Lawn Diseases And How To Treat Them

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Lawn Mowing Tips: How To Mow Your Lawn Correctly

Lawn Mowing Tips: How To Mow Your Lawn Correctly

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How to Stop Dog Urine Damage on Your Lawn

How to Stop Dog Urine Damage on Your Lawn

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Tips for Keeping a Healthy Summer Lawn

Tips for Keeping a Healthy Summer Lawn

Keeping a lush green lawn not only improves curb appeal but also raises the value of your home. Unfortunately, New Jersey residents know that the extreme temperatures and the varying climate in the state can make maintaining a healthy lawn difficult. Follow these tips and ticks to keep your lawn lush and healthy all summer long. UseContinue Reading

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