Here we are in week two of our Fall Lawn Care Playbook, and we have some important stuff to go over. Last week we talked about the importance of lawn aeration and how it can help your grass grow stronger by getting more nutrients. This week we are focusing on overseeding and fertilizing, two things you should absolutely follow lawn aeration with, and two things that need to be done in the fall for the best results.
Why the Fall?
We’ve said it before, but fall is great for lawn care for a few reasons. With the summer heat gone, your seeds and grass aren’t at a high risk for drying up. In the fall there’s less of a threat from insects and weeds too. Since the ground holds the sun’s heat better than the air does, soil temperatures will still be warm which helps promote growth.
Fix and Prevent a Thin or Patchy Lawn
Overseeding is a great way fix a lawn that’s looking thin, and it also helps keep your lawn from thinning out. After aerating your lawn, the new grass seed will have optimal growing conditions since the soil is more receptive to seeds, water and nutrients, and it won’t have to fight healthy grass for sunlight. The result is a lawn with a combination of strong existing grass and healthy new growth.
Fertilizer is Key
After a long, hot summer your lawn is craving the nutrients it needs to recover. Fall is the number one time of year to fertilize your lawn since the combination of warm days, cool nights and plenty of rain make for the perfect growing season. An important aspect of fall fertilizing is helping the grass roots become stronger so they can last the long winter season. Aeration helps get fertilizer down to the roots of the grass and will help your lawn come back green and lush come spring.
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