With the winter nearby, you might not have a lot of time to think about your lawn. Lawn care isn’t easy after all. You might feel that you do not need to take care of your lawn as the grass grows more slowly during the fall. However, it’s exactly now that plants need more care, as they are preparing for the hard winter ahead by absorbing more energy, moisture, and nutrients than before. If you want a green lawn, these Fall Tips are some of them that you need to follow.
1. Do not stop mowing
However, do no trim more than one third of the grass blades at one go. Your lawn needs to get at least an inch of water every week and continue to remove any dead leaves that you would find.
Mowing the lawn from time to time, especially those patches where you can see or where you suspect any weed growth. Keep cutting to the right height to get the best results when it comes to lawn care.
2. It’s time to aerate the soil
Aerating the lawn will mean that your plants get more fertilizers and oxygen that they will need to power themselves during winters. This will also prevent the soil from being covered with thatch. The plants would be able to get more water, oxygen and nutrients from the soil helping them deal with the upcoming winter.
Fertilize your lawn this Fall. This is because while the grass leaves tend to grow more slowly now, the grass roots do grow more quickly and they need food.
3. Grow a thick lawn
Growing thick patches of grass and other plants in your lawn can actually help counter weed infestations. These thick grass and plants will outnumber the weed seeds or weed plants as the case may be. They will prevent the weed from sucking away the important resources needed by your essential plants.
A periodic but infrequent dosage of weedicides in your lawn is important. Despite the best of the measures taken by lawn owners, sometimes weeds find their way into the lawn. Weedicides can help kill off weed plants and seeds.
These simple lawn care tips will help ensure that you have a green lawn.