27 Sep 2020
As grass growth slows and the leaves start changing colors, many people begin wondering about the outside chores and yard maintenance that autumn holds. It’s important to prepare your lawn accordingly, to give your grass the best chance for making it through the winter, while also giving yourself a head-start on the spring cleaning. While you’ll obviously know when fall is on the way, there are some key signs that you should look out for in order to best prepare for the time when your grass stops growing.
As summer draws to a close, and autumn brings the rainy season, you may begin to see a mushroom or two popping up in your front yard. These mushrooms are likely harmless to humans and pets, but they can be quite the eyesore for those who pride themselves on a healthy, well-manicured lawn. It can be extremely frustrating to see dozens of these pesky little fungi pop up literally overnight, but they can be also difficult to gain control over and prevent from returning again.
After a hot and busy summer, your lawn can be a little worn out. Properly timed aeration helps to refresh and revitalize the grass in your yard by counteracting the effects of compacted soil and thatch- two conditions that often show up in the heavily used areas of a lawn. With aeration you are creating openings in the soil to help air, water and nutrients better reach the roots of your grass. In other words, you are helping your lawn to breathe. The results of aeration speak for themselves in a lusher and healthier turf.
Do you envy the clean stripes and patterns of a professional baseball field and wish you could replicate it at home? It’s actually not so hard. You can achieve the same striped look in your own yard with the right equipment, a little work and some healthy cool season grass.