Now that fall has arrived and the weather is changing, it’s time to take a more in-depth look at fall commercial lawn care services and what that involves. The fall commercial lawn care service includes seeding, dethatching, aerating, over-seeding, and fertilizing.
This is the time to start decreasing the height of your lawnmower. You’ll want to end up somewhere around an inch and a half high on your lawn height. The frequency of mowing is also determined by how fast the grass grows during this time. Take one-third of the blade or less. Also, it’s better to mow in the evening so the sun is not beating down on it.
By this point, the weeds should be disappearing. There may be a few stragglers left to take care of before winter sets in and they completely go away.
Trees and Shrubs
This is the time to also pay attention to trees and shrubs as well as the lawn, doing deep root fertilization. This provides your landscape with the essential nutrients it needs for the winter.
It’s important to remove all leaves that have built up on your lawn. If you leave them, they will decompose and use up any soil moisture plus invite insects to your lawn. This will all cause damage, including dead spots on the lawn that will be a welcome home for weeds in the springtime.
Because lawns become compacted over time, this can reduce air pockets that are necessary pathways for nutrients and water to reach grass roots. That’s why aeration becomes an annual event that is usually done in the fall. It loosens up the soil, returning those air pockets to the lawn.
Adding more seeds to your lawn can help fix dead spots and creating grass that is lush and beautiful for the upcoming spring season.
A special fall fertilizer keeps the lawn healthy during the autumn months so that it has the nutrients it needs to get through the winter.
Let us help you take care of your commercial lawn throughout the fall season. Contact us now to get started on our monthly commercial lawn maintenance services.