As the weather gets colder, it can be easy to start to neglect your lawn, as you will probably be utilizing it less. However, if you want your yard to bounce back come spring time, it is important to tend to it before any freezes set in, and the best way to do that is to remember that timing is crucial. Here is a fall yard care checklist to give you an idea of what needs to be done when in order to protect your yard through the colder months:
- Seed – this will help introduce new growths to bare patches and protect regrowth through the winter
- Fertilize – be sure to do your research on when to fertilize based on the type of grass you have
- Trim Perennials – the best time to trim seasonal plants is after the first frost. Trimming excess will be better for them as they won’t bloom during the cold months.
- Rake Leaves – removing leaf litter will help keep your grass healthy, and will protect water quality by keeping the detritus out of it.
- Deep Water – giving your plants and your lawn one last deep water before frost starts will let the plants store it in their roots and keep them healthy
- Keep Moving – until things start to freeze, you should keep mowing your lawn. Keeping it short will keep the grass from decaying too much through the winter.