When people think about lawn care, they may start thinking about the warmer seasons of spring and summer. However, fall is an even more important time of year to think about lawn care. Fall is the time of year when your lawn is getting ready to go dormant for the winter, and you have to get everything ready so that your yard can keep itself sustained when winter arrives. Here is what you can do to get your lawn ready for the colder months.
Aeration and Seeding
Before winter starts and your yard goes dormant, your lawn starts gathering as many nutrients as it can so that it will be able to withstand the winter. If you aerate your lawn, it loosens up your soil so that it can take in light, nutrients, and water more easily. Once you finish the aeration process, seeding and fertilizing can help too. When you lay down your seeds, they will start taking root during the winter, so by spring, you will have a much healthier and more lively yard.
Fertilizing is necessary if you want your yard to have enough nutrients to keep itself sustained throughout the dormant months of winter. The extra nutrients you get from fertilizing will allow your lawn to grow back much stronger and healthier once spring comes around. If you don’t fertilize, you might have your grass get dried out or starved.
Get Rid of Overgrown Branches by Pruning and Trimming
Fall is the ideal season for getting your trees and shrubs trimmed. Trimming helps get rid of any dying or overgrown branches they may have, and it minimizes the chances of your plants getting harmed by diseases which could otherwise spread and devastate your landscape. Trimmed plants also have a higher chance of staying safe when winter comes, and it lets these plants grow even stronger during the spring.
Schedule a Time to Clean Up Your Yard
This is something that many landscaping companies offer as a service. Fall yard cleanup often consists of tasks such as the removing of leaves and other debris, as well as trimming/pruning, weeding, and having mulch added to your lawn. The last thing you’ll want is to have piles of leaves and other debris piling on top of your yard. If you don’t get them cleared up, they will eventually draw in pests and potentially cause mold to grow.
Contact Sposato Landscape
For over 25 years, Sposato Landscaping has been beautifying and nurturing countless landscapes throughout the Delmarva area. We offer many services, including landscape design, installations, residential maintenance, hardscape, commercial maintenance, and turf nutrient management.