The fall season is ideal for restoring your lawn, plants, and trees and assisting them in recovering from the intense stresses caused by the summer heat and dry conditions. Lawns take a beating during the summer, and fall provides an opportunity for you to provide some much-needed TLC. Now is the time for you to take the initiative. Maintain your lawn and yard, and think about adding lawn care and weed control services.
No two lawns in California are alike. They can differ depending on turf species, soil type, climate, location, use, and maintenance. Many lawn care companies can tailor a program to your lawn’s and yard’s specific needs. Over the cooler months, a combination of fall fertilization, watering, and broadleaf weed control will help your lawn establish deeper roots. This will result in thicker, healthier turf in the spring. Because fall is the prime growing season, it’s also a good time to overseed thin or damaged areas of your lawn.
Fall Yard Care Checklist
What simple do-it-yourself maintenance tips can you implement this fall to keep your lawn looking good and healthy? We suggest the following:
- Debris and leaves are bad for your lawn because they shade it and trap moisture. If you don’t pick up any fallen leaves or yard debris, the grass beneath that decaying mat will die.
- Mowing should be done at least once a week in the fall and winter, and it should not be cut too short. We recommend a height of 2 12 to 3 inches. Cutting your lawn too short will restrict the root system and prevent it from recovering over the winter. Mowing removes leaves by chopping them up and leaving behind a soil-enhancing mulch.
- Water your lawn and plants at least once a week to promote growth, even though it’s cooler outside and winter rains are on the way. Check your irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads for proper operation and adjust as needed.
- The best defense against weeds is a dense, healthy lawn, and overseeding thin or damaged areas can help build up your lawn. remember that simply scattering seeds on the ground is not the solution. The seed must come into contact with soil and be watered for it to sprout.
Official Pest Prevention allows you to combine any lawn and yard services, such as lawn fertilization, weed control, or tree and shrub fertilization, with pest control and/or termite prevention programs to create a comprehensive service umbrella.
Do you have a question about your yard? Call Official Pest Prevention.