Fall Lawn Care

Fall is an ideal time to complete many lawn maintenance practices.    This is the most important time to focus on mowing, fertilizing, aerating, weed control, and seeding.  The work you do on your lawn in the fall helps it recover from the stress of summer and prepares it for winter, allowing it to look its best next spring.

Below are links to more information about the many maintenance tasks you can do in the late summer and fall.

Mowing by encierro AdobeStock


Watering by ronstik AdobeStock


Aeration by Lost in the Midwest AdobeStock


Fertilizing by the Toidi AdobeStock


Seeding by tab62 AdobeStock

Seeding & Over-Seeding

weeds by maykal AdobeStock

Weed Control

Fall Tips to Ensure a Healthy Green Yard for Spring (HORT 3021)

More Information


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