As we enter the early days of fall, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to care for your lawn during this transitional season. With cooler temperatures and less rainfall, your lawn will require some special attention to keep it looking lush and healthy. Here are four early fall lawn care tips to help you stay ahead and keep your yard in top shape this season.
1. Aerate Your Lawn. One of the most important things you can do for your lawn during the early fall season is to aerate it. This will help to break up any compacted soil and allow air, water, and nutrients to better penetrate the roots of your grass.
2. Fertilize Your Lawn. Early fall is also a great time to fertilize your lawn. Look for a fertilizer that is rich in nitrogen and other essential nutrients for grass growth. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, as over-fertilizing can also damage your lawn!
3. Seed Any Bare Spots. If you have any bare spots anywhere on your lawn, early fall is the perfect time to seed those areas. Be sure to choose a grass seed that is appropriate for your region and soil type and water the newly seeded areas regularly to help the grass establish itself.
4. Don’t Stop Mowing. Just because it’s cooling down does not mean you should stop mowing your lawn! Keep your mower blades sharp and continue to mow your lawn at the same height you have been all summer. It’s important to keep the grass from getting too long, as this can lead to disease and insect problems.
By following these early fall lawn care tips, you can help ensure that your lawn stays healthy and beautiful throughout the season. If you aren’t sure what products to purchase, need some tune-ups on your tools, or need to rent equipment, stop by Hudson’s Hardware at our Clayton or Garner location!