Fall will be here shortly. Like, really shortly. Like, within a week. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with some lawn care tips to propel you into fall. At Advanced Irrigation, we never run out of advice, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Every lawn is different, so you may need to use different techniques to keep your lawn in tip top shape. As we head into fall, you will need to update your lawn care routine to accommodate.
Just because temperatures are generally cooler in the fall, it doesn’t mean you can just forget about watering. Your lawn will need about one inch of precipitation a week, during the fall. If Mother Nature doesn’t provide that much for you, you need to take it upon yourself. If you underwater your lawn now, it will have a harder time making it though the winter. Lawns can go dormant if they are left unattended for too long.
Rake Those Leaves
Though it may seem like a chore, you need to get out there and rake those leaves once they start falling. Your grass needs direct access to sunlight and if there are leaves in the way, it will be impossible for sunlight to get to your lawn. Take the time, while you’re raking, to also clear out any thatch, pine needles and other materials on top of your grass. When you clear the leaves off, remember how much you are helping your lawn. Plus, an added benefit of raking is awesome leaf piles to jump in!
Grass can benefit from some fall fertilizing action. By fertilizing now, you are providing your plants with the opportunity to grow stronger and deeper roots. This will help them last through the winter and be better prepared when it comes to be spring. Giving your grass a little extra food and nutrients now, can help its overall health in the long run.
Do you need help with your lawn as we head into fall? Give us a call today at 612-599-8675 or request a free estimate online.