Preparing for the Fall and Winter Months
Taking a few notes..ones to pass along to you....Take advantage of cool fall weather to fertilize, control weeds, and improve the health and appearance of your yard. Here are a few secrets for your Landscaping to help prepare for the harsh months ahead.
1. Call us today and let us know you would like to be put on the leaf clean up patrol this fall. You will be glad you did, come November when the leaves are piled up.
2. Seeding - Fall is the best time to seed. It allows an opportunity for the grass to establish roots with the warm days and cool nights.
3. Fertilize - Cool-season grasses, such as bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass, respond well to feeding in early September and again in late fall (late October or November). It helps them green up earlier and look better in spring.
Early fall is a great time to reseed any small dead or thin patches in cool-season lawns. If you seed in autumn, you'll have fewer weeds. And the seedlings will become established before stressful hot weather conditions arrive. It is essential when seeding to include a starter fertilizer to help the grass get established.
4. Lime - Fall is the best time to lime. Liming balances the PH which is essential in a healthy lawn. Liming also helps roots of plants and grass take in nutrients from the fertilization and soil, allowing a more prosperous growing season in the warmer months.
5. Aerate your lawn this fall - Aeration reduces thatch, improves drainage, and loosens soil. We recommend Liquid Aeration. A great time to Aerate your lawn is in the cool-season. Aeration reduces thatch, improves drainage, and loosens soil. Good drainage is the secret behind many aspects of a smooth-functioning landscape and garden.
6. Fall Clean Up Patrol – Be sure to remove fallen leaves before they allow an opportunity to smother your grass. Call us today about getting an estimate on your fall clean up. We will send the clean up patrol out!
7. Spraying for Weeds – Be sure you are attacking the perennial weeds that have crept in this summer. Most perennial lawn weeds, such as dandelion and creeping Charlie, are most susceptible to spraying in fall when they're winding down and getting ready for winter.