Fall’s the Time to Help Your Lawn Recover from the Summer and Prepare for the Winter Ahead
When fall comes, many homeowners forget about their lawns. Vacations are over, and it’s time to get back to work or school. But that’s a big mistake to make — unless, of course, you have FitTurf.com on the case to make sure to prepare your lawn to get it through the rigorous conditions of fall and the approaching winter.
As the weather cools in Colorado and Michigan, your lawn needs careful preparation for the winter and the cold months and freezing conditions that lie ahead. To encourage root growth, in September and October FitTurf.com’s techs will use a granular, slow-release fertilizer that will give your grass firmer, stronger roots that will help carry it through the winter. More attention is necessary in October and November to put your lawn to bed for the winter, when it will lie dormant during the cold season. This is one of the most important and crucial times of the year for your lawn, even though your thoughts may be turning to work, school and the chilly weather ahead. The idea is that, just like humans, after a good, long and comfortable rest, your lawn will wake up refreshed and lively in the spring. That means, in lawn terms, that your grass will green up as early as possible in the spring, giving you a lush green carpet of green grass that will put a bounce in your step and a sparkle in your eye.
Proper fertilization in the fall not only helps your lawn get ready for the rigors of the winter and gives it a head start on spring; it also helps it recuperate from any of the summer stresses lawns often undergo during the hot months, including high traffic, heat and drought.
Though some people think that watering isn’t necessary during fall’s cooler weather, don’t forget to keep watering your lawn to keep it healthy. Water will help get the fertilizer to your lawn’s roots to give it the energy it will need to get through the winter ahead and give it a head start in the spring. This is also a good time to control perennial broadleaf weeds that can edge out the green grass you want to grow, because herbicides work better on weeds that are growing than ones that are dormant. FitTurf.com is there for you with the right products and people at the right time and the right price.
Fall is also a good time to aerate your lawn and to over-seed (i.e. reseed) bare spots. Summing up, fall’s a time to recover from summer’s stresses and prepare for winter’s rigors. As a locally owned and operated business, with locally trained staff, FitTurf.com can offer you the customized service you need to put your lawn to bed for a long and comfortable winter’s rest.
Or course, FitTurf.com’s technicians will consult with you before and after each visit to make sure that your specific needs are being met. As always, our environmentally responsible firm also offers the option of organic applications.