Fall Lawn Care
Fall is the best time to repair a lawn. It is also the best time to fertilize and maintain your lawn’s health. Here are the steps to take of your lawn in the fall.
Mow lawn at lowest setting so it’s 2″ or shorter, bag clippings.
Dethatch lawn with a stiff rake. Thatch is built up grass matter that over time prevents growth. Remove any weeds like crabgrass and bentgrass.
Top dressing with good top soil, spread out evenly.
Water soil to let seed adhere better.
Seed with a mix good for the area. Sun mixes, shade mixes, and sun & shade mix are readily available at a local nursery, farmer exchange, or hardware store.
In the cooler months watering the repaired lawn will be less and a good sprinkler system in the morning will be best a couple times a week. If hot and dry water as accordingly, maybe a few times or more during the week.