1. Get Rid of Fallen Leaves on Lawn
After you take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the autumn leaves, and of course play in them, say goodbye to the leaves. Grass needs sunlight, and leaves also trap moisture. Remove the leaves as often as you can.
Best Leaf Raking Tips
2. Continue to Mow The Lawn, But Pay Attention to The Height.
Grass continues to grow up to the first hard frost, and so will need regular cuts. Ideally 2½- to 3-inch height.
Too long, it can be susceptible to fungi like snow mold.
Too short, it messes up the root system and hinders the lawn's ability to withstand winter cold and dryness.
Tips for Mowing Lawn In The Fall
3. Continue to Water Lawn.
Keep the grass roots well hydrated and healthy going into the winter. If your lawn isn't getting at least an inch of water a week, then continue watering until the end of October.
Tips for Watering Lawn in The Fall
4. Aerate the Soil.
This allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach the soil. A core aerator will create holes and pull up plugs of soil. Aerate the lawn right before fertilizing.
Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn
5. Fertilize the Soil.
Grass roots benefit from a shot of the plant sugars. This protects roots from freezing and gives enough nutrients energize the grass in spring. Be careful not to fertilizer close to waterways, and to maintain a buffer to prevent contamination.
Tips for Fertilizer Your Lawn
6. Spread Grass Seed.
Because the ground is still warm, moisture is more plentiful, nights are cool, and the sun is not as hot during the day, fall is the best time to overseed. Do some research about the best ways to seed your lawn. Be cognizant about how some “seeders” may tear up your lawn.
Texas Grass Seed Guide
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