The autumn weather is setting in, which means you may have to switch up how you are caring for your lawn. Taking steps to protect your lawn in the fall will ensure that it doesn’t get damaged during the winter, and will be beautiful when the weather warms up again next year.
John Bohonyi and his team at Bohonyi Landscaping offer a wide range of landscaping services year-round. No job is too big or too small. Today, John Bohonyi shares his 5 tips for taking care of your lawn in the fall.
- Rake those leaves! Not only will raking help your yard look more neat and tidy, but it is much better for your grass to remove the leaves. Leaves left unraked will trap moister, block out light, and can damage your grass.
- Don’t stop cutting the grass when summer is over. Your grass will keep going until the first big frost, so continue to cut it to about three inches in height.
- Make sure your lawn is still getting about an inch of water every week. You don’t need to water as much as you did in the summer, but it’s important to make sure the roots are still getting the hydration they need.
- Aerate your soil if it has been a couple of years since you last did it, then add fertilizer. This will help give your grass the energy it needs come springtime.
- Remember to put away the hose and sprinklers before the first big freeze. Drain the hoses to avoid having them split open during the winter.