Home Tips & Tricks

Fall Lawn Tips

posted by D.R. Horton October 2, 2015 0 comments

As the Thanksgiving holidays approach, you may be busy preparing your home to host your family and friends. And while taking care of your lawn might seem like a strenuous job, it’s important to note that fall is single-handedly the most important season of the year to maintain your grass. Here are 4 easy tips to help you have a lawn that resembles those in The Shire (pardon the “Lord of The Rings” reference).

1. Rake it

It goes beyond basic home maintenance: raking dead leaves off your lawn will improve its health. Without excess junk – which can also cause disease, it becomes much easier for your grass to process air, water, and sunlight.

2. Mow it

You gotta lower that lawn mower. The ideal height for grass cutting during cold season is around 2-inches long. Cutting it any shorter than that will make it difficult for the grass to hold on to nutrients it will need in the spring, while keeping the grass longer can attract mold.

3. Air it

Balance out the flow of oxygen by pushing a garden fork into your lawn at intervals of 6 inches. Aerating your grass every other year will resurface soil and healthy dirt that will nourish the grass, making it easier for fertilizer to reach the roots.

4. Feed it

Once you have crossed off all the items above from your list, your grass should be in its optimal state to receive and store all the energy it needs to bloom during spring time. Applying a good dose of fertilizer around late fall will encourage root growth.

Pet owners, consider using organic fertilizers at all times. This will protect your dogs from harmful chemicals found in synthetic fertilizers.

In conclusion, we want to make sure you, as a homeowner, understand how to take care of your home. But, if you are looking for a new home? You won’t want to miss reading more about our upcoming National Red Tag Event on our blog here.

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