Although the colder air is quickly arriving in New England, it’s no time to put aside your efforts with organic lawn care in Massachusetts. In fact, now is when you should give your lawn some of the most attention. By doing so, you create a strong foundation for the spring season – making your job easier!
By following these helpful tips, you can rest easy this winter knowing that come spring, your yard will shine.
Don’t stop mowing
It’s tempting we know, but keep on mowing! Later in the fall when the final mow arrives, you’ll want to cut the blades shorter than normal. By keeping the blades as short as possible, you’ll help to avoid a build-up of ice and snow, which can lead to excess moisture and mold come springtime.
Clean up or mulch fallen leaves
Another common element for creating excess moisture is fallen leaves. It’s imperative to rake up, or mulch, any leaves that have fallen in your yard. By leaving them, you may end up with rot as well as unwelcomed pests.
Aeration is important during the fall for two reasons – seeding and fertilizing (we’ll get to this in a moment). By aerating, you create tiny holes for oxygen to flow into the soil. These holes are also needed for seeding over any dead patches that this season’s drought may have caused. Be sure to check out our tips on fall seeding to ensure healthy growth.
Okay, it’s time for the good stuff – fertilizer. With so many different types available on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and purchase a product that won’t benefit your lawn. Fall calls for a blast of nitrogen. Why? Well, nitrogen encourages growth, which promotes healthy roots and the strength your lawn needs to survive the ridge winters. Incorporating phosphorus later in October, early November is also a must.
Yes, you still need to water. Until the lawnmower is retired for the season, the watering must go on.
If all this is too much or you’re throwing in the towel, it’s time to give our team a call. As experts in organic lawn care in Massachusetts, Allgreen Lawn Care offers a variety of programs for every yard and every budget. Don’t let your efforts go to waste, give us a call today at (781) 762-7080.