Fall is just around the corner and as many home owners know, there is much to do before the snow falls. Lawn care is a major area that needs attention, and the pros at The Yard Butler have a few tips on how to take care of your lawn during fall clean up.
Raking is an important part of fall clean up for a number of reasons. To start removing all the debris is going to help prevent fungi and disease in your lawn over the long winter months. It also allows for better drainage so your lawn can receive the most moisture.
Although temperatures will be dropping as fall approaches winter, some grasses prefer cooler temperatures and continue to grow. You will need to continue mowing even up to the time the ground freezes. Keeping the grass cut short throughout the winter will allow good drainage, and allow nutrients to reach the roots.
Fall fertilization is a very important part of the preparation for winter. Not only does fertilization aid in weed control, it promotes stronger roots and healthier starts in the spring time. An added benefit is how well it wards off voles or mice that run rampant through the winter. These pests don’t like the fertilizer and typically steer clear.
For more tips and ideas for fall cleanup and preparation, reach out to a local lawn maintenance company near you.
September 15, 2017