Even in cooler weather, lawn grasses are still growing, photosynthesizing and developing roots. A little extra love each fall helps your lawn to be healthy, lush and resilient.
-Continue to water your lawn to supplement natural rainfall.
-Mow your lawn slightly shorter than normal. Less top growth means less dead or moldy grass to rake up in the spring.
-A late application of fall lawn fertilizer will give your lawn a boost next spring with a quick green-up and faster new growth. Fall fertilizer has the addition of potassium for strong root development and overall health. Go organic this year with Espoma organic Fall Lawn Winterizer.
-Protect against voles: Commercial repellents such as Molemax(tm) should be spread as late in the fall as possible. These products make turf less palatable to pesky voles, helping to lessen damage overwinter.
-Reseed any thin spots, dog spots or damaged areas in your lawn. Be sure to either add a light layer of topsoil or fluff up the soil in these areas with a rake.
-Rake up any thick mats of leaves that smother your lawn. You can also mow over your leafy areas to shred up the leaves.