A tip from the Landscaping Committee
Many homeowners think that lawns need less care in the fall, but it is really just the opposite! During this time of year, your grass is busy absorbing energy, moisture and nutrients to prepare for its long winter’s nap. Giving your lawn some TLC now, you will be rewarded with a fresh, lush and green lawn, come spring! Here are a few things you can do now, to reap the rewards later:
Mow – Keep your lawn watered and mowed. Drop the blades to a lower setting to allow for more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass.
Aerate – Fall is a great time to aerate your lawn, allowing for oxygen, water and fertilizer to easily reach the grass roots.
Rake – You should remove fallen leaves from your lawn as soon as possible. Waiting until all the leaves have fallen, allows for the unmoved leaves to form an impenetrable mat that can suffocate the grass and breed fungal diseases.
Fertilize – A fall application delivers essential nutrients for the grass to grow strong deep roots and keep nutrients on reserve for a healthy start in the spring.