4 Lawn Care Tips to Follow This Fall
As the temperature starts to drop, many homeowners decide to spend more time indoors. But that doesn’t mean you can stop paying attention to the appearance and health of your yard. The fall season is actually a critical time for lawn care. And if you fail to perform some basic upkeeping, you might be faced with the need for more extensive turf solutions come spring. Here are just four lawn care tips you’ll want to follow this fall to keep your grass looking great through the end of the year and into the next.
- Remove Leaves and Weeds
Fall foliage may be beautiful to look at, but it can also make a mess. Although raking leaves can seem like an endless chore, this task does serve an important purpose for your lawn. If you don’t remove these leaves, it’ll be extremely difficult for your grass to get the sunlight it needs. Instead, the leaves will block out the light and trap moisture, which can make your lawn more vulnerable to fungi and disease. Rake regularly and remove those leaves to maintain the health of your lawn. That goes for weed control, as well. Perennial weeds live for more than two years and won’t automatically go away in cooler weather. So don’t slack on removing those pesty plants during this season, either.
- Quench Your Lawn’s Thirst
You’ll typically have to water your lawn more frequently during the summer, as hot temperatures and more daylight hours mean that the soil will dry out more quickly. But although dirt retains its moisture more readily in the fall, that doesn’t mean you can stop watering completely. You’ll need to adjust your watering schedule to ensure you aren’t overwatering, of course, and autumnal rainstorms may naturally supplement your efforts. But be sure your grass is getting about an inch of water each week for best results.
- Mow to the Right Height
Think it’s safe to store your lawnmower for the winter? Think again. While growth may slow down during autumn, you’ll still need to keep your grass trimmed to the correct height. Until your area experiences a hard frost, your grass will keep growing. Aim to keep your grass height between 2.5 and three inches tall. That’s the sweet spot that minimizes the risks of both fungi and dryness.
- Contact the Lawn Care Professionals
While you can most likely handle these basic tasks on your own, you may not want to devote all of your time to aerating, fertilizing, and readying your lawn for the winter. What’s more, you may not have the tools or materials on-hand to perform more extensive lawn maintenance. When it’s time to go beyond leaf removal, watering, and mowing, you’ll want to contact a lawn service OKC residents count on. At Watson’s Weed Control, we can help you with fertilization, lawn diseases, and getting your turf ready for the cold season. Oftentimes, it just makes more sense to obtain professional assistance. That way, you’ll feel confident your lawn will look great once the growing season starts again.
For more information, please contact Watson’s Weed Control today.