Preparing your lawn for cooler weather is an essential part of ensuring that you maintain healthy, green grass all year long. With professional lawn care services from Nature’s Select Sandhills, you can feel confident in the health of your lawn no matter what nature throws at us. As the holidays approach and the cooler weather sets in, here are three autumn lawn care secrets that every homeowner should know.
1. Apply the Right FertilizerAutumn is the best time to fertilize your lawn, especially for North Carolina residents with cool-season grasses. Species like bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass respond particularly well when fertilized right before winter sets in. The right mixture helps the blades live through the winter, discourages disease, and produces lush, green lawns in the spring and summer.
2. Aerate & SeedAfter all the backyard barbeques and birthday parties, your lawn deserves fresh seeding and aeration. Having these services done professionally ensures that your lawn can breathe, and new seedlings can take hold before the first frost of the season. Aeration allows much-needed oxygen and minerals to get deep into the ground to feed your grassroots all winter long.
3. Mow at the Right HeightAutumn is the time when you’ll want to request that your lawn be cut a little shorter. While taller, lush lawns are preferred in the spring and summer, cutting your blades a little shorter in the fall will ensure that they don’t mat under fallen leaves. Typically, 3-inches is the sweet spot for most grasses.
Contact the Lawn Experts
Nature’s Select Sandhill provides all of the autumn lawn care you’ll need to keep your grass growing strong and healthy in the spring. We also offer lawn disease control and pest control for residents throughout Sandhills, NC. Request your estimate online or call us today at (910) 757-0359.