4 Steps to Prep Your Lawn for Fall

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

4 Steps to Prep Your Lawn for Fall | The Experienced Gardener

As the seasons change so do the needs of your lawn. Take the changes as your cue to reassess the needs of your lawn and act accordingly. The steps you take now can improve the health of your yard and ultimately your enjoyment of it once the spring comes around. In order to prep your lawn in the fall you should deal with areas of standing water in your yard, stop weeds in their tracks, and spend some time focusing on the health of your yard.

Deal with areas of standing water

Standing water around your house can be breeding grounds for mosquitos. These pests lay eggs in water and the eggs or larvae can spend the fall and winter in the water. Once the weather warms up the mosquitos mature and, voila, you have a seemingly instant mosquito infestation in your yard. A few simple lawn maintenance steps taken now can minimize the mosquitos you have when it warms up. Mosquitos do not need a ton of water to survive so even small puddles can be enough to cause problems. Take a close look at your yard and identify areas that are prone to or currently have standing water. Take steps to prevent water accumulation in those areas. This could mean adding in dirt or creating some type of drainage system. This is a great time of year to do this project because many yard maintenance tasks slow down as fall approaches.

Stop weeds in their tracks

Similar to mosquitos, weeds can lay in wait throughout the fall and winter. They will pop up as soon as the weather gets warm enough. If you want to prevent this from happening the time to act is now. You can schedule seasonal services and have preventative weed treatment applied to your lawn in the fall. This can keep the weeds that are germinating in your yard through the cooler month from popping up in the spring.

Focus on the health of your lawn

One of the most effective ways to protect your lawn against threats like weeds is to focus on the health of your grass. A healthy lawn is much less vulnerable to being taken over by weeds or succumbing to drought. In the fall you can have your lawn care professional fertilize your yard and apply any other recommended treatments that can improve the health of your lawn.

A full-service lawn care company can help you take care of all aspects of your lawn. This includes strategically planned services designed to protect your lawn from threats and optimize its health. You can rely on the experts to recommend and apply the services that are best suited for your lawn and area of the country.   

 

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