The last few weeks of summer are upon us and the focus will now shift from flip flops and beaches to pumpkin spice and cooler weather. There’s one thing that’s an absolute certainty when it comes to fall in Minnesota—yardwork is critical before the snow arrives. The best way to ensure a thick, green, and healthy lawn in the spring is to give it some well-timed fall lawn maintenance.
Here are a few lawn care tips to consider as we glide into autumn.
Remove the Leaves
A carpet of colorful autumn leaves may look nice and be fun to play in, but they’re no good for the grass. They block the light and trap moisture, potentially fatal knockout punches for the unlucky turf underneath. So when the leaves are falling, blow or rake them away as often as you can.
Keep on Mowing
Continue to water and mow your lawn as needed throughout the fall. Grass continues to grow up to the first hard frost so keep mowing. This will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter.
Just as roots need water to last the winter, your lawn will also benefit from the plant sugars and nutrients from fertilizer to protect roots from freezing. Fertilizer also provides the plant its energy to bounce back in the spring. Check out this post from This Old House to get tips and plans for fertilizing your yard before winter.
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Don’t forget to call in the professionals for any other questions!