Fall Lawn Tips

September 26, 2012

The summer heat has subsided, and it's time to prep your yard for the winter. A few simple steps will help you get ready for the colder months and give you a healthy yard and lawn next spring.
  • Continue to mow until your grass stops growing. A recommended height for a cool-season grass in the fall is about 2 ½ inches tall.
  • When you're nearing the end of mowing, trimming, and edging, run all gas powered lawn equipment until the fuel is gone for proper storage in the fall and winter months.
  • Keep your trees alive and healthy because they can be expensive to replace. Even though the weather has cooled, be sure to continue watering your trees. It's best to use a soaker hose or a water hose trickling at the base of the tree.
  • If you see any bare limbs on your trees, go ahead and trim them back.
  • Make sure there aren't any toys, lawn furniture, or equipment on your lawn that could kill the grass over the winter months.
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