Fall Proof Your Lawn

Dated: 09/23/2015

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Welcome to the first day of fall and equal hours of day and night.   I love this time of year with the turning of the leaves and cooler days.

This is a great time of year to start prepping your lawn for spring.   Just like bears that go into hibernation so does your lawn.    Many homeowners
think that your lawn needs LESS care during the fall BUT now is the time to your lawn is packing in the fuel and storing up for that winter hibernation
(just like bears).   Here are a few simple tips to do now so you can appreciate a great lawn next spring.

MOWING
- thought you were done right?  Keep on mowing and set your blades to the lowest level.    This will allow your grass to absorb sunshine and
it turning brown in spots over the winter.    Also keep on watering as needed in the evenings.

RAKE
those leaves.   A great chore for the kids or a neighborhood teenager who needs a few dollars.   Leaves left on the ground will
suffocate the lawn.   Leaves left on the law absorbs water and dew and can cause fungus and mold to occur in your law.

Aerate
the soil.  Fall is the best time to do this so nutrients, water and oxygen can get down into the roots.
Top Dressing
- after aerating and raking add a thin layer of top soil which help level out the ground and prevent the need for additional fertilizer.
Don't Allow grass to go Bald  Those bald or bare spots should be filled in and fall is the best time to do this.   There are one step products out
now that are all in one repair mixtures.

Weeding
- don't let the weeds get the best of you.  Weeds are in their most nutrient absorbing mode during the fall (that hibernation thing).   So
consistently use some type of herbicide or weed repellent until the temperatures drop.
So a little prevention now will give you a beautiful lawn in the spring.    Happy fall chores.


If you would like to know more tips on how to get your home ready to list feel free to contact me at 720-371-8798


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LaDawn Westbrook

With more than a decade of experience, LaDawn enjoys educating first time home buyers, working with the 55+ community, relocation clients, sellers who want to downsize, step up purchase or anything in....

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