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Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall Cleanup!

16 Oct Posted by in Blog, Land Clearing | Comments Off on Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall Cleanup!

fall-lawn-careThe leaves are changing, the mercury is dropping, and the days are getting shorter; there’s no doubt that fall is upon us. Most homeowners take fall as an excuse to forsake all lawn maintenance, but this is a mistake. Shirking responsibilities now can lead to diseased grass, overgrown weeds, and a poor looking lawn come next spring. In fact, now that the weather is cooling, this is perhaps the best time to tackle some gardening problems. Just a little work can ensure a healthy and vibrant lawn next year.

  • This could be a great time to fertilize or reseed dead portions of your lawn. Just make sure you get a start before the ground freezes.
  • Remember, stubborn weeds won’t necessarily take a break just because the weather changed. Either pull them out or spray them with weed killer.
  • To help keep grass healthy, set your lawn mower a little shorter than normal and cut your grass one last time after it’s stopped growing.
  • Leaves either need to be removed or mulched to prevent harm to your lawn. If you’d like, bag the leaves and save them for a compost pile next spring.
  • If you live in a warmer climate, make sure to keep watering your lawn during dry spells. Just because the grass isn’t growing doesn’t mean it can survive a drought.
  • If you have any land clearing to get done, this may be the perfect season. Some landscaping companies specialize in residential clearing to help take the work off your shoulders.
  • Finally, make sure to inspect your lawn for thatch (excess dead material). If your lawn has too much, then you’ll need to take steps to eliminate it.