Fall Lawn Care Hacks

Fall Lawn Care Hacks

As the summer heat finally comes to an end, there’s no better time to get outside and invest in your backyard. That’s why we have put together fall lawn care hacks that will make sure the grass is always greener on your side of the fence.

Stay on a schedule:  The most important rule of thumb is to simply stay on a schedule. Each of the following steps are great ways to help your lawn thrive, however, if you don’t stick to a schedule, all your hard work will be wasted. There are many online seed guides to learn more about your grass type and help you come up with a game plan for keeping your lawn thriving throughout the year.

Aerate your soil: Summer showers may seem to help your grass grow, but the heat tends to dry out soil and leave your lawn sparse and in need of nutrients. Aerating helps relieve compaction so that air, water, and vital nutrients can better reach the roots. After a quick Google search, you can find aeration tools at any price point to buy or even rent that will help your grass grow into the lush lawn you’ve always wanted.

Re-seed sparse patches: If your outdoor summer activities have taken a toll on your grass, now is the perfect time to re-seed your lawn. Because of the cool, fall nights and shorter days, grass seeds have an easier time germinating and will help fill in your empty patches in no time.  There are many online over seeding resources that easily break down the steps to re-seeding.

Don’t Stop Watering: Most people think a cool and rainy fall will keep their grass moist. In reality, fall is the most crucial time to water your lawn and rainwater alone is not enough to keep your grass satisfied. A good rule of thumb is to continue watering your lawn until the first frost. That way, your grass stays hydrated through the transition period of warm days and cool nights. Checking your local Farmer’s Almanac online is a great way to find out when to expect the first frost in your area.

Plant your spring flower bulbs: Believe it or not, now is the time to plan your flower bulbs for spring! Flowers such as tulips and daffodils are easy for beginners to plant and are a nice surprise once warmer weather comes around again. Don’t have a green thumb? There are plenty of online planting guides to help you get started.

Whether you’re preparing to list your home or just want to be the envy of the neighborhood, following these tips will help you keep your lawn in tip top shape this fall and onward.