Five Fall Lawn Care Steps

To Prepare Your Yard for a Healthy Spring


Fall Lawn Care

Fall is on its way. Before you know it, the leaves are going to be changing colors, and the days will become shorter. As these changes happen, there’s another change you’ll need to make: your lawn care routine. There are essential fall lawn care steps you need to take to ensure your yard will be ready for a healthy spring. Read on to learn these fall lawn care steps.

Fall Lawn Care Steps

1. Aeration

Aerating your lawn is fall lawn care must because it provides much-needed air to the roots of your grass. You can either purchase a manual aerator or rent one from your local store if you’d rather do this yourself.

2. Overseed

For residents in Pennsylvania, it’s recommended to overseed with ryegrass and tall fescue. It takes between 10 and 30 days for these cool-weather grass seeds to germinate. Both types of grass promote green color, thickness, and vigor. Overseeding is an important part of your fall lawn care because worn-out lawns invite unwanted guests, like weeds and diseases.

3. Mow your lawn

Continue your normal mowing schedule into the early fall. Adjust your mower’s blades to the lowest setting for the last two mows at the end of the season.

4. Kill your lawn’s weeds

Now is a good time to fend off the weeds that will plague your lawn in the spring. If you’re going to use weedkiller now, be sure to allow up to two to three weeks before putting seed down or you might risk hurting the sensitive seedlings.

5. Call Green Lawn Fertilizing.

We know just what your lawn needs now for a healthy growing season next year. Whether you just need help with aeration or you want a green lawn year-round, we’re your local team serving residents and businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote and to schedule a service.