The temperatures might be pushing triple digits right now, but it will be fall before you know it. When the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change color, it is also time to begin preparing your yard for winter. Lawn care Idaho Falls in the fall goes a long way to getting the following spring off to a good start. Bringing your lawn back to life will be much easier with a little preparation right now.
When it comes to lawn care, Idaho Falls is a great place to live. We get to experience all of the seasons of the year — each with its own aspects of lawn care that need to be performed. Some people like to do lawn care themselves. That’s great. But if you need some assistance, check out this list of what Spring Falls can do for your lawn care Idaho Falls.
Remove The Debris
Over the course of the summer, your lawn can collect all kinds of debris. We’re talking about things like leaves, fallen fruit, and who knows what else. Don’t let this stuff stick around. Anything that gets left in your lawn may become a future home for those insects and pests that you don’t want living on your property. Debris and foliage left during the winter can lead to disease in your lawn.
In Your Gutters
It can be easy to forget about, but cleaning out your gutters can actually be a big deal. Just like the debris that can wind up in your yard, your gutters can fill up with all sorts of junk. The main culprit is usually the leaves that drop in the fall. But you never know what else you might find in there that can prevent water, ice, or snow from flowing away from your home. Get that stuff out of there. Otherwise, you could be looking at some big problems. When that snow and ice accumulates in the wrong spot, eventually it is going to go somewhere — and it could be inside your home. This can lead to some costly home repairs. Don’t let that happen. Clean out your gutters a couple of times a year.
Aeration And More
Aeration is important in lawn care Idaho Falls. Here’s why. It breaks up the soil which allows more water and air to get to the roots of your lawn. This makes the lawn healthier. This happens by reducing or eliminating thatch — a dead layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between green matter and the soil surface. Excessive thatch creates a good environment for pests, diseases, and poor growing conditions. Aeration also helps the soil drain better and relieves compacted soil. In addition to aeration, your lawn will benefit from:
- Power raking — Power raking is a process that removes the tightly interwoven layer of dead and living tissue existing between green vegetation and soil surface. Thatch harbors disease organisms and insects making the lawn more susceptible to damage from disease and drought.
- Overseeding — Overseeding is the process of planting seed on bare spots and spotty lawns after aeration or power raking. This is highly recommended.
Fertilizing your lawn creates a healthy beautiful lush green lawn. The result is a lawn which resists harmful diseases and insects. Fertilizer treatments can vary depending on location. Usually 3 to 5 applications are needed per year. These treatments supply all the nutrients needed to maintain a vigorous turf — Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron and Sulfur. This is a great way to give you lawn a boost before the long winter hits. We recommend the final application of fertilizer for lawn care Idaho Falls take place in early September.
Mowing your lawn is important all through the spring, summer, and into the fall. When you make your final cut for the season before winter, it can help your lawn care Idaho Falls efforts to make a shorter cut of your grass. This will help your grass and the soil underneath dry faster during the spring when the melting snow can turn into a mess. This is an easy step you can take to enable your lawn to come back better in the spring. While we’re talking about mowing — there are a few more weeks before you’ll be making the final mow of the season. Here are some helpful tips for optimal mowing.
- Mowing height: It is a good idea to adjust the height at which you cut your grass. Letting it grow a bit longer during the summer will help provide additional shade for your soil. On the flip side, you can cut the grass shorter at the end of the season to reduce the chance of snow mold over the winter.
- Keep your blade sharp: A sharp blade will do the best job of cutting your grass. It will make a nice clean cut instead of tearing the grass which is what happens when you mow with a blade that has gotten dull.
Spring Falls Can Help
When it comes to lawn care Idaho Falls, we are here to help make your lawn and property the very best it can be. We can provide any of the lawn care services that are necessary to turn your property into the stuff your dreams are made of. If you are not on a maintenance program with Spring Falls Landscaping, and you think that you may have a problem, contact us today to for more information or to schedule a free consultation.