- Mow Smart. The trick here is to keep mowing your lawn through the fall, but lower the blade so that more sunlight can reach your grass.
- Plant Perennials. If you plant these now, they will have time to establish themselves before spring, when they’ll burst into colorful life! Check out some of our favorites.
- Control Invaders. Weeds and fallen leaves can cause havoc in your yard anytime, but especially if left unchecked in the winter. Leaves can cause mold and fungus and provide a home for pests. The fewer weeds you allow to get established now, the fewer weeds you’ll have to deal with in the spring.
- The Most Important Words. Three words apply in the fall: aerate, seed, fertilize! Fertilizing is especially important. While the stems of grass won’t grow much during the winter, the roots will! Fertilizing now means that the roots get the bulk of nutrients, so they can become well-established.
Get Your Yard Ready for Winter
The days are getting shorter and temperatures are finally starting to cool down. While you’re pulling out winter clothes and holiday decorations, have you thought about preparing your lawn for cold weather? Now is the time! With proper care now, your lawn will come back strong in the spring. Check out these tips from Alternative Environments in Villa Rica, GA.