Getting Your Lawn Ready During The Fall For Winter

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Lawn Care | Comments Off on Getting Your Lawn Ready During The Fall For Winter

Winter is not the most likeable season for homeowners, obviously because they ruin lawns! For an unprepared lawn-owner, winter can be brutal and difficult to deal with. But with ample knowledge and preparedness, winter doesn’t have to ruin everything. Winter isn’t really an evil antagonist, but you can’t deny the fact that lawns just don’t love them.  Here are some things to think about regarding fall lawn care.

There are different seasons around the country. Whether you live in colder areas or sunnier areas, it is in your best interest to take advantage of the fall season to prepare your lawn for wintertime. Basically, there are so little variations on how to approach the lawn during these different seasons, so here is the checklist you definitely must have to take proper care of your lawn before winter season arrives.

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  • Fertilizing. Letting grass have very sturdy roots is the best way for plants to be protected from weeds, insects and other parasitic elements. But be very informed with the fertilizer that you are using; apparently the fertilizer you must acquire should be for winter time. Any type of Fall Lawn Food will work for you.
  • Watering. Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean that the time for watering your plants has also ended. Until the first sting of cold, lawns in the Northern part should be watered. For lawn owners down South, watering the lawn every 2-3 weeks until the ground starts to freeze is necessary.
  • Seeding. Grass can be suitable for warm-season or cool-season. Warm-season grasses are for spring and summer and cool-season grasses are planted in fall. Overseeding comes after core aeration and thatching, and you must take advantage of this to repair portions of the lawn; and to make it easier. I used to work for a lawn care company in Springfield IL – Cutting Edge Yard Service. This is where I learned most of what I know about aeration and overseeding and know that this process combines seeding, mulching and fertilizing for you.
  • Maintaining. Trimming your lawn grass for the winter is essential. Cold will hampers growth of your grass, but then they must be long enough to be able to insulate themselves, and short enough to be able to account for snow that could weigh it down. For Northern areas, the length of grass must be 1 ½ inches to 2 inches, and grass for Southern areas should be trimmed to 2 inches to 2 ½ inches.

The falling leaves give us a dilemma of whether or not we should rake them or mulch them. There are actually benefits to both. Raking leaves is practical, as most experts say, to prevent the leaves from blocking necessary elements such as air and light from getting to your grass. Mulching a very thin layer of leaves, on the other hand, will decompose and act as fertilizer to the grass, and adds further protection.

If you are interested in fall lawn care then please give us a call at 816-886-4767    We would be glad to come by and give you a FREE NO OBLIGATION PRICE QUOTE