You have spent all summer taking care of your lawn and you are excited about having a little respite. However, it is just as important to care for your lawn in the fall so your grass can stay healthy through the winter months. It is also important to have the right equipment to achieve your lawn goals.
Taylor Rental Plano has everything to assist in your lawn fall upkeep. Speak to one of our lawn rental specialists today.
Here are some tips and tricks to care for your lawn in the fall:
Tread softly but carry a big, and slightly raised, mower deck.
If you were cutting your grass pretty short during the summer months, for the fall you should raise it approximately by a 1/2 inch – putting the total grass height at 3 ½ inches. While this may leave you mowing a little more often, the smaller amount of grass clippings will ensure that you don’t suffocate the lawn. The grass clippings will also give your lawn valuable nutrients for the winter months.
Keep your rake in the shed.
If leaves fall on your lawn, don’t bother raking them up – just run them over with your lawnmower. While a bunch of leaves matted down is bad for your lawn, when they are chopped up into pieces, they are also another great source of nutrients for your lawn.
Dethatch your lawn
While you may not need a rake for the leaves, you may need one for your soil. To get all of the above nutrients, your soil has to be loose enough to absorb them. If raking loosens up the top layer, you should be fine. However, if your soil is compacted, consider dethatching your lawn with an aerator. You will be able to find one at your local rental store.
Healthy Lawn Even in the Fall
Keeping your lawn healthy year-round requires care in the fall to prepare for winter.
Taylor Rental Plano has all your equipment needs covered. Call Today!