Fall Lawn Care

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Master gardener William Moss demonstrates the three most important lawncare tasks for the fall season… dethatching, fertilizing and mowing to a shorter length.

    William Moss: There is a nip in the air, but don't put them all away yet, we still have things to do to keep the yard looking good, the rest of the season and prepare for next year. Let's discuss some fall lawn care tips.

    The main three task of fall, are de-thatching, fertilizing and of course mowing. Thatch is the layer of dead grass stem that sits on top of the soil surface by, de-thatching you pull all this stuff away and that allows for air to get down to the roots which encourages more growth of our grass systems.

    Coses and grasses continue to go throughout fall. You want to fertilize now so that the roots have enough nutrients to continue to grow through fall and prepare for winter time.

    Using an organic fertilizer both feeds the plants and builds a healthy soil environment. Organic fertilizer also limits the amount of run-off, so you keep the nutrients in your yard.

    And that brings up to mowing; you want to continue to mow frequently throughout the fall. But you can lower the height back down to 2 inches now for a neat well manicured term. A few simple steps to keep your lawn healthy and ready for winter. Get out and grow.