As a lawn maintenance company in San Antonio, Texas we are constantly asked by our customers what they should be doing in the fall and winter to protect their yards and make sure that they are looking great during the Spring and Summer. That is why we decided to publish our latest blog, 7 Fall Lawn Care Prep Projects that you can complete that will make a big difference come the spring.
Feed Your Lawn
The difference between a good lawn and a great lawn is your lawn feedings. Fertilizing your lawn in the early fall will help it begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot and dry summer conditions. Since the fall is also a great time to kill several types of lawn weeds including clovers and dandelions, you should also by applying a weed and feed during this time. It will not only kill weeds and nourish your lawn, but it will also kill and prevent fire ants from taking over your lawn as well.
Spruce Up Your Lawn
Hopefully you used your lawn to its fullest advantage this summer. But it also means that due to the heat, lack of water, and constant use, that your lawn can use a bit of love this year as well. That is why we recommend to our customers that they apply a fertilizer that will help thicken their grass to make sure it gets back up to prestine condition for the Spring.
Mulch Your Leaves
Don’t let your leaves smoother the grass. Many people leave their leaves on the grass because they think it is actually helping their grass, however this is not true. In fact, by leaving your leaves on the ground you can actually be blocking vital sunlight from taking care of your grass, and thinning the grass in the process.
Check Your Gutters
While you are getting ready to hang your holiday lights, make sure to take the time to check the gutters out as well. You want to make sure that no sticks or debris have found their way into your gutters clogging your drainage systems.
Mow Your Lawn Shorter
In the late fall, it is a good idea to drop your mower down and cut your lawn between 1 to 2 inches shorter. That way you lawn will look presistent throughout the winter.
Move That Patio Furniture Inside
Since you probably won’t be enjoying your deck patio furniture in the middle of December, it is a good idea to stow away the cushions and hail the grill and furniture into your storage area until next Spring.
Get Your Tools Ready
Your gardening and lawn tools have served you well this year, now it is time to give them they love they need. To keep your tools from rusting you will want to make sure that you clean them up before you hang them up.
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