It Is Time To Complete Your Fall Clean-up Checklist With These Four Things.
Remove Any Debris
As trees shed their leaves, you’ll want to get them raked up soon after they fall. Leaving the leaves and such on the ground can make it a haven for little pests, like mice and voles. In addition, the extra debris can hide your grass not allowing a proper amount of light and water from reaching the roots and affect the drainage of the yard.
Get Rid of the Dead plants
Now that summer is over and all the sunshine has passed, did you notice a shrub didn’t grow like you wanted? If a tree or bush is dead, it is best to cut it down and dig out the roots while to ground is softer. On a positive note, fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs for maximum growth.
Aerate the Lawn
Aerating your lawn can remove thatch, ease soil compaction and beautify your grass overall. Having excess thatch or heavy organic debris under the grassy surface can starve the roots from essential elements like air and water. Experts say the best time to aerate your lawn is in the fall during the growing season. Grass can heal and fill open areas more once they remove soil plugs.
There is no better feeling than strolling around your neighborhood with a sense of pride knowing that your grass is the greenest and lushest of them all. Accomplishing this feat does not come easy and requires some additional ingredients beyond just water and sunshine. Fall’s cooler temperatures and morning dew provides the perfect setting to fertilize your lawn to regain strength from the stressful summer heat.