Tuesday, November 22, 2011
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, it's time to get ready for fall lawn care and fall lawn maintenance that helps prepare your lawn and yard for the long winter.
Follow these fall lawn care tips to make the fall season last as long as possible before winter begins:
During the fall, your lawn is getting ready to go dormant for the winter. Lawn Fertilizing (one part of our Lawn Maintainer Care program) during this period is a vital fall lawn care treatment that provides an extra boost of nutrients that your lawn will store and use during dormancy. Grass roots actually continue to grow underground throughout the winter and rely on the fall lawn care treatment until spring. Try our fall lawn care programs to help.
Power Seeding will increase turf density and improve the overall health and appearance of your lawn. Local Lawn Doctor fall lawn care and fall lawn maintenance programs use our patented Turf Tamer® power seeder to provide customers with exactly the right amount of seed without damaging existing turf.
A fall lawn care power seeding plan helps lawns recover from heavy use in the summer and it also influences the lawn's look in the following spring. A dense lawn is also the best natural defense against weed and insect damage.
The fall is also a great time to aerate your yard, as part of our fall lawn maintenance program. Lawn Aeration combats grass compaction from summer traffic and encourages the uptake of nutrients and oxygen.
If your lawn is starting to get thin, you can also reseed your grass.
When the leaves start to fall, this is a sign that fall lawn care treatments; raking and blowing the leaves to keep the lawn clean should be done at least once a week. Lawn Doctor fall lawn care programs Keep your lawn leaf-free so your lawn doesn't only look better as part of good fall lawn care; it's also healthier for your lawn to be leaf-free. Leaves block sunlight, which is vital in the fall as the lawn stores food for the dormant winter season.
The fall lawn care season is also one of the best times to have your local Lawn Doctor apply grub control and also apply fall lawn maintenance to check and treat your yard for other pests. If you wait until spring, your turf will suffer. Call your local Lawn Doctor for a FREE Fall Lawn Care Evaluation to find out what's lurking in your grass.
If you're done mowing for the year, use Lawn Doctor fall lawn maintenance to winterize your lawn mower for you. Proper fall lawn care should also include ensuring that your lawn mower is stored safely and ready to go when lawn mowing season begins in the spring.
Application of fall lawn care treatments before the winter hits is also a great time to winterize your trees and shrubs. Some evergreens experience extreme moisture loss over the winter, which your local Lawn Doctor fall lawn care treatment prevents with the application of a special oil.
Fall Lawn Care Definition of Terms:
If you'd like to review the fall lawn maintenance tips and terminology, the green-bolded terms above are linked to the lawn care glossary page.
Fall Lawn Care for Every Yard
Lawn Doctor offers Lawn Maintainer Care programs to provide most lawns with the basics that they need as well as Lawn Custom Care service options to deal with more serious issues.
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