When most people think about fall lawn care, they usually just think about ranking leaves. However, your landscape contractor, East Coast Landscape Design, knows that there is so much more to fall lawn care in Silver Spring MD. Here are 5 recommended lawn care activities that should be done, in addition to raking leaves:
Aerating: aerating your lawn allows air, water, and fertilizer to reach the roots of your grass. Unless you own or can rent an aerating machine, best to leave this to your landscape contractor in Silver Spring MD.
Filling in the bare spots: if the know the type of grass you have, you can easily buy an all-in-one lawn repair mixture. Follow the directions, and come spring time, you will see that those bare areas have filled in.
Fertilizing: while your grass grows more slowly during the fall, grass roots and rhizomes continue to grow quickly, and they need to be fed. Mid-to-late fall is the optimum time to fertilize.
Removing weeds: like most plants, weeds are in energy absorbing mode in the fall. Early-to-mid fall is usually the time to put down some weed killers, when daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. (Read and carefully follow the directions that come with the weed killer.)
Mowing: your lawn may be growing slower, but it still needs to be tended to. Water and mow as needed. For the last two cuttings of the fall, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting. That will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter.
For information from your landscape contractor about fall lawn care in Silver Spring MD, please contact the experts at East Coast Landscape Design. We understand that a professionally designed, properly installed and maintained landscape adds beauty, value, and curb appeal to your Silver Spring MD home.