Summer has almost reached an end, which means that your lawn will soon be in need of some special seasonal treatment. Here are four of the main items that should be on your checklist for fall winterization in your yard:
1. Aerate your lawn. By doing so, you allow the fall rain to penetrate your lawn and keep it moisturized and healthy. A good rule of thumb is to aerate your lawn twice a year—once in the spring, and again in the fall.
2. Mow one last time. The last time you mow your lawn for the season, cut your grass shorter than you usually do. Trim it down to about 1 ¼ inches. Shorter grass is harder for diseases to cause harm to and it also keeps blowing leaves from latching onto your grass.
3. Plant Shrubs and Bulbs. Fall is the recommended time of year to plant shrubs as well as spring flowers. Plant daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, and other blossoming bulbs in the Autumn for spring success. In addition, planting shrubs in the early fall allows their roots to grow deep and establish themselves in the cool soil.
4. Trim away! The best time to trim shrubs and trees is in the fall. If you have small trees with cracked, loose, and diseased limbs, trim them and leave the ends exposed to the cooler fall air. If you have large trees that need to be trimmed, give us a call today to arrange for professional help to trim your trees.
If you have any questions or aren’t sure about how to treat your lawn in the fall, contact us today to arrange for professional help. We are happy to help with any sort of home project you have! Contact us at 801-805-0177.