Top 10 Fall Lawn Care Tips

Top 10 Fall Lawn Care Tips

Give your lawn love now

Spring and summer are the seasons often associated with landscaping and lawn care but tending to lawns and gardens is a year-round job. Maintain your lawn in the fall—be rewarded next spring! The steps you implement below will make the difference between a flourishing, green lawn in the spring or a patchy, brown, weed filled mess.

  1. Fertilize – Lawns need food to aid in root growth throughout the winter. You will be rewarded with a lush, stunning green lawn in the spring.
  2. Water – Lawns need water more than ever in the fall to absorb fertilizer and establish strong roots. Continue watering until winter arrives.
  3. Weed control – Use a broad leaf weed killer and apply before temperatures drop below 50°F during the day.
  4. Rake leaves – Rake leaves as they fall. Grass needs sunlight. Leaves breed disease if left to linger on your lawn through the winter months.
  5. Mulch – Turn those fallen leaves into mulch to provide nutrients for grass.
  6. Aerate – Soil compacts through usage and time. Aerating your lawn will provide the roots a chance to breathe and spread. It also allows water and nutrients to reach the root system easily.
  7. Reseed – Reseed your lawn and fill any holes that look patchy. Work up the soil with a rake, spread grass seed, cover the seed with 1-2 inches of peat moss, and water.
  8. Grub control – Grubs lay eggs during July-August and will grow throughout the winter. They are destructive and will eat grass roots, causing bare spots when spring arrives. Invest in insecticide and don’t give them a chance to do damage.
  9. Mow – Keep your grass two inches tall for the coming winter. Longer grass is susceptible to mold and disease; shorter grass may die in the winter.
  10. Clean up – Don’t leave toys, lawn chairs, etc. sitting on the lawn. Heavy object cause grass to die.

Follow these tips and come spring, you will have a barefoot-ready, envy of the neighborhood lush lawn. Need more gardening info? Check out our Fall Lawn Care Growing Guide for valuable tips and tricks.


  • Clay Carter

    Very helpful information.

  • Trudy Eisenbeis

    What is best to treat moss, and when?

  • Rich

    What is safe fertilizer and and weed control if you have dogs/pets?

  • Michael

    Any suggestions on lawn replacement? Do you sell a mixture of ground cover seeds which can be sown after the turf is removed? Any references on how to accomplish the transition? Any before and after pics from your customers?



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