It is well know by everyone that the best way to ensure a thick, green and healthy lawn is to give it some well-timed care in the fall season. In this article, we explains you a 6 steps to take right now for keep your lawn healthy and beautiful.
The 6 steps are listed below,
- Eliminate the dry leaves,
- Keep cutting your grass with right height,
- Water your lawn frequently,
- Loosen your soil,
- Add fertilizers on your soil,
- Spread the seeds evenly on your lawn,
Eliminate the dry leaves:
A backyard with a colorful autumn leaves may look beautiful and be good place to play with your children. But they are not looking good if they don’t have healthy grass. When your grass has long leaves they will block the light and trap moisture, potentially fatal knockout punches for the unlucky turf underneath. So remove the dry leaves of your garden as soon as possible.
Keep cutting your grass with right height:
Don’t allow your grass to grow longer. Normally Grass continues to grown up to the first hard frost, and so it will need regular cuts to keep it at an ideal height. If you allow it get too long, it will mat and be vulnerable to fungi like snow mold on your lawn.
On the other hand Cutting grass too short is also bad for your lawn, because it makes the root system and root depth is proportional to cutting height. It impedes the lawn’s ability to withstand winter cold and dryness.
Water your lawn frequently:
An expert in the lawn care says that people lead to allow upon watering in the fall as the weather gets cooler. Whereas it’s true that there’s more rain then there is more dew and less evaporation which may not be enough to keep the grassroots well hydrated and healthy going into the winter.
If your lawn is not getting at least an inch of water a week then a simple rain gauge is a useful way to keep track your lawn and then keep the sprinklers or irrigation system running until the end of rainfall season.
Loosen your soil:
Normal aeration at once on every couple of years helps to prevents soil from becoming compacted and covered with thatch, a thick layer of roots, stems, and debris that blocks water, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching the soil. A main aerator corrects both issues by punching holes via thatch and pulling up plugs of soil. So it is a good idea to aerate a lawn right before fertilizing your lawn.
Add fertilizers on your soil:
Same as the grassroots need water to last the winter, they also benefit from a shot of the plant nutrients that protect roots from freezing and give the entire plant the energy to bounce back in the spring season. Those nutrients are produced by chlorophyll, which grass produces in abundance when there is s enough nitrogen.
This is a reason why experts suggested to a late-fall application of a slow-release granular 24-0-10 fertilizer. The numbers in fertilizers shows the percentage by weight of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, respectively.
Spread the seeds evenly on your lawn:
Lawn with high density has a good protection against weeds. it is a reason why it’s important to overseed existing turf.
Apart from the above 6 rule you one more thing is there for caring your lawn which is stay on your schedule. Each of the steps above has to be done at the right time for best results. Otherwise, it’s wasted effort.