Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fall Lawn Maintenance: Not Just About Looks!

Summer heat can be stressful on our lawns, but the cooler temperatures in fall help the grass regain strength. Fall fertilization is important because:

  1. Morning dew on chilly mornings delivers moisture to help your lawn absorb fertilizer
  2. Root growth in the fall means a healthier lawn in the spring
  3. Your grass will grow and build stamina before the cold winter

 Raking your leaves can also help!

You’ve probably heard all the reasons you should rake your leaves:

  • Lawns need to “breathe”
  • The lawn could be smothered by a layer of leaves if left on top for the winter
  • A layer of leaves could be an invitation for pests
  • Mold and brown patches could develop underneath a layer of leaves
  • If leaves are matted down too thick, it could keep new blades from emerging in the spring

These are all true! Blessed with enough sunlight, nutrients, and water and fluctuating temperatures, cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass (common here in Michigan) revitalizes itself in the fall and winter.

Read our full list of fall fertilization tips here.

Have you been putting off late summer lawn care? If that sounds like a lot of work, you’re right! Not every homeowner has the time or patience for fall lawn care. If you fit that category, it’s time to call the pros!

“I started using Ever So Green 3 years ago and my lawn was a hot mess.  Now I have a nice thick green lawn and couldn't be any happier with the transformation! I've talked with the owner several times about tips and tricks to get my lawn looking its best and he's always willing to help. THANK YOU!” 

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