Top 10 Tips on Fall Yard Care

Home. Value. Preservation. Learning to properly care for your home does more than just save you money short-term and give you a more pleasant place to live: it preserves the value of your home, increasing the price you can get when it’s time to sell or refinance. 1. Let the grass breathe, especially in areas ...

Home. Value. Preservation.

Learning to properly care for your home does more than just save you money short-term and give you a more pleasant place to live: it preserves the value of your home, increasing the price you can get when it’s time to sell or refinance.

1. Let the grass breathe, especially in areas where water has pooled on the grass. Aerate your lawn with a garden fork or a walk-behind aerator for larger areas.

2. Feed your lawn. Grass roots grow until the ground reaches about 40 degrees. Now that the summer heat is over, time to fertilize.

3. To prevent carburetor issues in the spring, run the gas out of your mower after your last mow of the season.

4. For that last cut, give the lawn a buzz cut. Shorter lawns prevent disease growth over the winter, and leaves are more likely to blow past.

5. Rake onto a plastic tarp and carry the tarp to your compost area or yard waste bags.

6. It’s tree-trimming time! Cut dead branches off now to prevent the weight of snow and winds from knocking them off and damaging the trees, your home, or your family.

7. Put away flower pots to prevent soil from expanding and cracking terra cotta pots.

8. Help your perennials save their energy for the roots this winter: trim perennials down to the ground this fall.

9. Prevent frozen pipes: close off all outside water access and dry out drip systems.

10. Clean out gutters and run water through to confirm clearing.

If your fall schedule is packed, let us take lawn care off your list. We’re happy to connect you with the best in the lawn care industry!

In November, we will share tips for preparing your home for winter.

If you have questions about preserving the value of your home or specific topics you’d like us to cover, email us. We love to hear from you!