Fall is an important time to prepare your grass for dormancy in the winter, and your soil for the early growth of spring. September is the month to get your lawn in shape! Bare and damaged areas need to be reseeded ad fertilizer applied.
Seeding in late summer/early fall provides warm soils, cool temperatures, and autumn rains that create a good environment for seed germination and will produce a thicker, denser grass lawn.
Fertilizer must be applied early enough for the lawn to absorb and utilize it before it goes dormant in the winter.
For a truly beautiful lawn both now and next spring is fall feedings. Fertilizing in early fall helps your lawn begin rebuilding grassroots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer. Fall is also a time to kill several types of lawn weeds, including clover and dandelion.
Continue to mow your lawn and core aerate. Aeration allows air, water and nutrients to more readily reach the root zone by relieving compacted soil and opening up the thatch layer. It also stimulates new growth improves drainage, provides excellent preparation for overseeding and increases the effectiveness of applied fertilizers and control products.
Fall cleanup is important to remove leaves, branches and debris from your property. Proper removal of leaves the from your property will prevent mold and other diseases from forming over the cold winter months.
Hurricanes and storms can cause burnt foliage from high winds that blew salt spray on trees and shrubs. This causes plants to be stressed, to possibly releaf and to possibly die in winter.