It is incredibly easy to tell when fall arrives in the Northeast. The beautiful changing of the leaves become prevalent and create postcard-worthy photos. However, it is important to care for your lawn now to ensure it is ready for the winter that will soon follow. Follow these tips for your best lawn care possible.
Give Plants, Shrubs, and Tree Plenty of Water
While the leaves are changing throughout the Northeast, plants, shrubs, and trees still need plenty of water. Otherwise, they may not survive the winter. Give them water at least once per week if the weather has not produced half an inch of rain. Once temperatures begin to drop below 45°F, stop watering.
Rake Your Leaves Once A Week
The beautiful leaves will inevitably fall off of trees and onto your lawn. If you do not remove the leaves, your lawn will be smothered and may not survive. Rake your leaves at least once a week to ensure your lawn receives the air, water, and sunlight it needs to survive. If you can, compost the leaves and use them for fertilizer.
Aerate and Fertilize Your Lawn
Here in the Northeast, the best time to fertilize your lawn is in the fall. Begin by aerating your lawn and then liberally apply fertilizer. You can use approved fertilizer that is compliant with local ordinances or use your compost.
Fall is arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year in this part of the country. Be sure you soak in the sights and beautiful weather around your outdoor seating and fire pit as much as you can before winter arrives.