If you want to maintain your plants healthy at all time, you need to care your plant leaves safely. We all know that on the time of winter or fallen season leaves of the plants get fall and only the stems will appear on the plants.
It is a best way to ensure a thick green and healthy lawn in the spring is to give it some well-timed care in the fall. A lawn care company with more than 200 franchises around the country and many homeowners make the same basic mistakes before the grass goes dormant and then wonder why their grass is not doing better the following year.
Here we explains you how to care the fall lawns,
- Remove the leaves,
- Keep cutting but cut at the correct height,
- Continue watering your lawn,
- Loosen the soil,
- Add a fertilizer,
Remove the leaves:
When you see the leaves are falling down, blow or rake them away as often as you can. Even after the trees are bare, continue raking out the corners where the wind piles leaves up. If you don’t care your lawn, when spring comes the grass under that soggy, decaying mat will be dead.
Keep cutting but cut at the correct height:
Cutting grass too short is not good, because it curtails the root system. The fact is the root depth is proportional to cutting height and it impedes the lawn’s ability to withstand winter cold and dryness. Continuous mowing also gets rid of those pesky leaves, chopping them up and leaving behind soil-enhancing mulch.
Continue watering your lawn:
It’s really that there’s more rain, more dew, and less evaporation at the fallen time of year, which may not be enough to keep the grassroots well hydrated and healthy going into the winter.
If your lawn is not getting at least an inch of water a week you can do a simple rain gauge which is a useful way to keep monitor your plants and then keep the sprinklers or irrigation system running until the end of the fallen season.
Loosen the soil:
The continuous aeration as once every couple of years will prevents the soil from becoming
compacted and covered with thatch, a thick layer of roots, stems and debris which block the water, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching the soil.
A core aerator will corrects both issues by punching holes via that thatch and pulling up the plugs of the soil. It’s a good idea to aerate a lawn right before fertilizing your lawn to get a maximum output.
Add a fertilizer:
Same as the grassroots need water to last the winter, they also benefit from a shot of the plant sugars that protect roots from freezing and give the entire plant the energy to bounce back in the spring. Those sugars are produced by chlorophyll, which grass produces in abundance when there’s enough nitrogen. So you need to fertilize your lawn frequently.