Fall colors are beginning to show up here in Minnesota which means that you need to get your lawn ready for the cold season. Completing these 4 fall lawn care chores will help promote a healthy lawn while it buried underneath the snow this winter.
The first task you will want to complete this fall is core aeration. Core aeration is the process of punching small holes throughout your lawn to decompress the soil. This process allows water and nutrients to soak deeper into the soil so you lawn can soak them up.
Overseeding is the process of adding new grass seed to your lawn. Combined with core aeration, overseeding allows the seedling to set roots deep in the soil for a healthier, stronger growth.
It’s important to overseed every few years because overtime individual blades of grass begin to weaken and die off. Overseeding helps fill in bare spots and keeps your lawn looking full. Additionally, overseeding will promote a healthy lawn and help prevent unwanted weeds from growing in your yard.
Fall fertilizer will help provide water and nutrients to your lawn even as it is buried under a foot or two of snow. We recommend using a slow release nutrient program so your lawn can continue to receive the nutrients it needs throughout the long winter months of Minnesota.
Leaf Clean Up
Leaf clean up is an essential part of any lawn. Some may argue that leaves will decompose and are healthy for your lawn. This may be true, however piles of leaves on your lawn covered by snow will ultimately lead to the smothering of your lawn and provide the right conditions for disease.
Finally, gutter cleaning is a task nobody likes to do but it has to be done. Cleaning your gutters in the fall is best after the leaves have mostly fallen off of the trees. Clear gutters will keep the water moving away from your house and prevent damage such as roof leaks and flooding.
There you go, there are 5 fall lawn care chores that you should complete this fall to keep your lawn and home in good condition. If you need help with any of these chores, please give us a call at (763) 595-1440 or request a free estimate from us today.