When fall hits, many people stop thinking about their lawns, but autumn still requires a little lawn maintenance. This is the time of year, when the lawn is absorbing energy, moisture and nutrients for the dormant winter. If you show your lawn attention now you’ll be rewarded in the spring.
Continue mowing the lawn as needed. Lower the blade a little each time. This allows more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass. Also consider aerating your lawn, which allows oxygen, water and nutrients deep into the roots.
Fall lawn fertilization is the most important. If you only fertilize once a year, experts say do it in the fall. The roots continue to grow rapidly, even in the cold weather. Fall fertilizer gives the lawn nutrients that help the lawn grow deep roots and keep the nutrients for a healthy start in the spring.
Now is also the time to fight back against broadleaf weeds, like dandelions. If you eliminate the weeds now they won’t return in the spring.