Lawn is the gateway to your home and maintaining it to the best is one of the most important household chores. The fall impacts the beauty and lavish look of the lawn so taking its care is a must thing. It can vary from fertilization, cleaning up to aerate. Taking care of the lawn in fall actually does not start with the fall but in summer. It is mandatory to take care of your lawn in autumn so that it freshens up in the upcoming spring. Following can be the prominent tips and strategies that can prevent any damage to the lawn during the fall, let it breathe and give it a long-lasting vigor and life.

1. Fertilization

FertilizerThe first and prior most step to be taken in lawn care is to fertilize the lawn with nitrogen rich fertilizers. The late summers and early falls are the ideal time of fertilization to the lawn. A recommended per square feet nitrogen should be used to make the lawn go lavish in the upcoming spring. The turf builders are to be used for the growth maximization purposes. Feed your backyard with the right kind and right amount of the fertilizers. The proper use of fertilizers makes the roots of the grass strong and enable them to bear the harsh climatic conditions of the fall and the winter. The cool fall can be used for fertilization.

2. Raking

RakingRaking your lawn often is a key tip to make it not only clean and look fresh but it also makes the lawn breathe fresh. The raking should be a regular practice with the lawn not only in the fall but during the entire year. Raking and removing the dead leaves and grass lets the lawn have proper exposure to the favorable environmental conditions and makes the lawn less messy. It helps the lawn avoid having dead soil and turf. The extra thatch should be removed now and then. The dethatching is highly beneficial in promoting the growth of grass. Raking and mowing should be a regular practice for the lawn owners. Raking the yard frequently and as per requirement adds not only to the beauty but also helps in recovering the fading of the lawn.

3. Over-Seeding

Over seeding your lawn right before the start of the fall enables the mowers or the gardeners to cover up the naked or dead patches of the lawn. The process to feed and seed enriches the lawn and helps in the development of strong and healthy grass. Turf builders and seeding cover up the exposed patches of the grassland. The bare spots of the grass are to be covered with over seeding. The timely repair of the bare spots helps in the maintenance of the yard to a great extent and gives it a cool refreshing look. Over seeding is a mandatory step in letting the lawn get its strength back by the imminent spring season.

4. Mowing & Watering:

Mowing New Lawn SodThe yard is to be kept good looking and healthy by mowing the grass according to the type of the grass sown in the yard. The beauty and health of the yard mainly depends on how often one mows the lawn and which type of the mower is used. Sometimes, mowing the lawn in the wrong way also causes great damage to the grass harvested. 

The yard’s prior most vital requirement to replenish is adequate watering in the dry fall. The more you water the lawn the more is the chance that it flourishes to the full bloom. A little attention in the fall can yield a lush green carpet in the spring. Watering the lawn according to a preplanned schedule and adhering to the plan can pave to a greener and richer yard. Watering the yard early in the dawn and before 10 a.m. is the ideal time for your lawn; it’s cooler and winds inclined to be calmer so water can immerse into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate with the sun beams. So, the second option to water the lawn is by the evening which leads to letting the lawn get moist and dampen for a longer period of time. The longer the water remains in the yard the greater the roots of the grass will be soaked leading to a stronger turf.

5. Aerate:

aerateLet your yard breathe in and doing it is as simple as walking in a park. Aerating the lawn can be done manually like by using pitch fork and by unplugging the grass turfs with hands. The pitch fork lets the yard have small holes that enable the yard to get fresh air and get irrigated properly. You can also use rolling or core aerators to aerate the soil. It relieves soil exertion on the roots and lets air, water, basic and important nutrients and grass seed to quickly and more easily enter the root region. Aerating also helps accomplish thatch buildup which, if left unchecked, can smother your lawn and the growth of the grass. The gardener has to pick which lawn aerator works the best and he has to mark a strategy to aerate the lawn. In this regard he has to decide the type of the aerator to be used, how often to aerate and by which time of the day to punch holes in the yard for its better development.

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