Colder weather has moved in into middle Tennessee but it’s not time to put away the lawn maintenance tools yet. Fall is a crucial time in the life of your yard. At Advanced Lawn Solutions we treat our client’s lawns with specific steps and services in the fall to ensure the best outcome for their lawns come spring time.
One of the biggest things you need to do for a healthy lawn is remove the leaves. Leaves blanketing your lawn may look pretty, or be fun for your kids to play with, but they block out the sun and trap in moisture which can be fatal to your turf. A simple rake or leaf blower will do wonders keeping sunlight on your grass and keeping it healthy. Make sure to remove leaves frequently throughout fall. Remember anywhere there is leaf pile up through colder weather there is risk of dead soggy turf come springtime.
The next important key to giving your lawn the best chance of looking beautiful come spring is to keep your grass at a proper height. Turf Grass will keep growing until the first hard frost, so keep cutting your grass regularly at the ideal height of 2.5-3 inches. Turf grass height is actually really important. Grass that is too long can mat and be vulnerable to fungi like snow mold. Grass that is too short, the root system will be curtailed, which impedes the lawn’s ability to withstand the winter months.
Finally, you must seed and aerate your lawn in the fall. Fall seeding is most important, seeding existing grass to keep the lawn full and lush come spring. This is a great time to fill in any patches your lawn may have had this summer. Aerating the soil is also important for a healthy, beautiful lawn. Though seeding and aerating can be done on your own, it can be a complicated process and we recommend hiring a professional to make sure it’s done properly. Hiring a professional to seed and aerate will ensure you’re getting the best quality turf grass to compliment your lawn and soil.
If you live in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood or anywhere in Middle Tennessee — Give us a call to discuss your fall lawn care maintenance and how we can help you achieve a beautiful, lush lawn to enjoy all spring and summer long next year.