As the summer moves into fall there are a number of lawn care tasks that will start slowing down. Soon you will get a reprieve from spending every weekend out in the lawn. You should never forget about your lawn completely – there are always threats that can impact its health. But your lawn will not need quite as much attention once the weather cools and the grass and weeds stop growing.
Mowing is one of the most time-consuming lawn care tasks that homeowners face. In the height of growing season, your lawn may need to be mowed once every week or two weeks. This can take up a significant amount of time and often becomes a task that homeowners dread. Ultimately, if you want your yard to look good and remain healthy mowing is a lawn care task you have to keep up with. If you are tired of spending your weekends mowing, the fall and winter months will soon offer you a break from the constant maintenance.
Watering your lawn throughout the growing season can be both time-consuming and expensive. If you live in an area that often has to impose water restrictions due to drought then you may not be able to provide your lawn with the water it needs to thrive. Once your lawn goes into a dormant phase it will not require constant watering. In the dormant phase your lawn does not need the same level of nutrients in order to survive. Once the weather cools and your grass stops growing the need to water your yard will start slowing down.
Edge trimming, mowing, and watering all go hand in hand when it comes to caring for your lawn. As your need to mow and water reduce so will your need to trim along the edges of your yard. Soon you will be able to trim the grass one last time and then take a break from these tasks for a few months.
When your grass goes into a dormant phase the weeds that threaten it often go dormant too. This means that you will get a bit of a break from weed control very soon. Constant weed control is essential in the spring and summer because weeds are persistent. They will continue to try and invade your lawn unless they are stopped with weed control efforts. In the fall and winter, you will not have to protect against weeds as often or diligently because they will not be actively growing.
Fall and winter are approaching and soon you will be enjoying a break from many common lawn care tasks. Take the slowdown in weekly work as an opportunity to focus on other areas of lawn care that you put on the backburner such as aeration, fertilization, deep root feedings, and systemic tree injections.