The following lawn care tasks are performed in the fall to ensure a lush lawn in the spring.
Dethatching – for lawns with a great deal of thatch buildup, we will recommend dethatching in early fall. Breaking up thatch allows water and food (like seeds and fertilizer) to more effectively reach your root systems.
Aeration – like thatch, soil compaction makes it difficult for your root systems to get the nutrients they need for healthy growth. Core aeration removes plugs of grass and soil to help your lawn thrive before it goes into hibernation.
Overseeding – overseeding lawns is highly recommended in the fall. It roots new grass that will sprout in the spring, preventing brown spots and promoting a fuller lawn.
Fertilizer & Weed Control – fertilizing properly throughout the year keeps your lawn fed; adding weed control applications helps protect it from weed growth. These applications are especially important in the fall. It’s the last chance to provide necessary nutrients to your root system before winter, and any weeds you have when the ground freezes will be waiting to sprout again come spring.