Summer is sadly starting to wind down. We are all getting our kids ready for the school season, and you know what that means, fall is almost here! There are so many wonderful things about fall: the changing leaves, the comfortable and stylish fall wardrobes, and the pumpkins, but the upcoming cold can have devastating effects on your lawn. Luckily there are lots of things that you can do to protect your lawn. The following is a list of tips from our landscape maintenance service experts in Colorado for the fall:
- Lower your mowing height- You have probably raised the height of your lawn mower for summer, but when the weather starts to cool, you should lower it back down again. Slightly shorter grass will prevent excess matting under all of those leaves and piles of snow. Keep in mind that you don’t want to cut your grass too short!
- Fertilize- A beautiful, green lawn in the spring starts with proper fertilization in the fall. However, if you have warm-season grass, fall fertilization is not for you.
- Rid your lawn of perennial weeds- Although weeds may be easier to spot in the spring, they are easier to remove in the fall! The best days for spraying your weeds are days when the soil is moist and the temperature is moderate.
- Overseed your lawn- If your lawn has warm weather grass or patchy spots, overseeding in the fall is a great way to keep your lawn looking healthy. This will also help to prevent weeds from sprouting up, come spring.