Lawn Care in the Fall

What You Should Be Doing

Beginning of Fall Lawn Care Checklist

It’s officially fall, which means your lawn care efforts are winding down for the year. Before you put away your tools, there are a few things you should check off your list. Learn what priorities you should have for lawn care in the fall to set your lawn up for a green spring.

Lawn Care in the Fall: What You Should Be Doing

1. Aeration

If anything should be on your to-do list this fall to prepare it for the spring, it should be aerating and overseeding. Aeration alieves compaction, giving your grass roots have much-needed access to oxygen and room to grow. It’s most effective when combined with overseeding, which entails adding an excessive amount of seed to your lawn.

2. Clean yard waste

Your lawn waste like excessive leaves provides the perfect environment for fungi and critters to thrive because it creates a cozy, temperature-stable space for animals like chipmunks, mice, rats, rabbits, skunks, snakes, toads, insects, and more.

3. Mow your lawn

You’re just about done with mowing for the year! Before you put it away until springtime, you need to give it a final mow. We recommend a height of 2-1/2″, which might be your lowest of the year. This gives you a little leeway in case it continues to grow while keeping it short enough to fend off matting.

4. Kill your lawn’s weeds

Did you know the fall is the best time to fend off weeds for next year? That’s because the weeds are now using energy to strengthen the root system and are no longer growing tall. This makes them more susceptible to herbicides.

5. Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape

We are your local lawn care company in Indiana and your neighbors who want to help you have your healthiest lawn yet. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians know your lawn is unique and one of a kind, and we create your lawn plan specifically for you. We have four lawn care packages to ensure there is a lawn care plan for every home and budget. Plus, we offer core aeration as an individual service should you want to show your lawn some extra love.