Fall Lawn Care

By Robert Robillard on Landscape, Weekend warrior

Remove Leaves:

Leaves choke your lawn by blocking sunlight, which your lawn needs to store up nutrients for winter dormancy.

When leaves fall during an early fall rain storm the wet leaves end to stick to the lawn and will choke the growth of the lawn if not removed.

How to prepare your lawn for Winter

Lower the Blade:

During the fall mow your lawn to a height of 2-21/2 inches.   As the lawn mowing season draws to a close, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings of the year, allowing sunlight to reach the crown of the grass.

Avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass blades at one time.  additionally do not mow the lawn below a height of 2 inches or you will inhibit the plants ability to receive and store nutrients to the root system.

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Weed and Insect Control:

If broad-leaf weeds like dandelions are prevalent in your lawn, fall is time to apply weed preventative. Weeds, like most plants, are in the energy-absorbing mode during the fall. They’re drinking in everything that comes their way, including weed killers.

Most herbicide manufacturers recommend applying the weed killer during early-to-mid autumn, when daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fall is also a good time to apply grub or insect control and treat your lawn for other potential pests. With both weed and insect herbicide, follow manufacturer’s recommendations, for application.

Fall lawn care

Lush Green Lawn:

The best defuse is having a good offense.  Follow these six steps every fall for a health , green and lush lawn.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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