Fall lawn maintenance tips

For tips on how to keep a healthy lawn and avoid some of the winter blues, here are our Fall Maintenance Tips

Welcome to Hometurf’s new blog!

Our entire business is based around helping you and your lawn. Whatever we can do to help, we will, which is why this blog is going to be a great tool for our customers.

Everybody is always looking for insider tips on how to keep their lawns full and healthy and we intend to bring them to you. For example, many people don’t realize that fall is the perfect time to start preparing your lawn for spring.

For tips on how to keep a healthy lawn and avoid some of the winter blues, here are our Fall Maintenance Tips:

Continue Mowing Your Lawn

Finding a good length in the fall can be difficult; the sun isn’t as strong as it is in the summer, so you may want to cut your grass a little shorter than you would in the summer. However, going too short can weaken your grass’s roots and deplete the resources it needs to remain strong. We recommend between 2.5 and 3 inches during the fall and stick by the rule to never mow more than one-third of your grass’s length in a single go.

Rake the Leaves Consistently

Leaves can block out the sun, water and oxygen that your lawn so desperately needs. This is especially true when it rains, as leaves will get damp and heavy which can do some real damage to your lawn.


Aerating your lawn allows for more direct access for your grass’s nutrients. Water and oxygen can get to the deeper roots easier and lead to a healthier, fuller lawn. If you didn’t aerate your lawn in the spring, the fall is an equally good time to do it. Aerating your lawn in the fall can keep it healthy longer and allow your lawn to gather the nutrients it needs before hibernation.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn can be very important in the fall. Fall is the most important time to strengthen your roots for next year, because with strong roots your grass will grow back fuller and quicker come spring.

To focus on the root strength of your grass, we use a slow-release/high-phosphorus fertilizer.

Over Seed

Dropping extra seed before winter will allow more grass to sprout up after some spots inevitably don’t make it. By filling any potential dead spots in your lawn before they even arrive, you’ll have less weeds – and less grief – to deal with come springtime.

If you have any other questions, concerns or need some help executing some of these tasks, give us a call! Our phone number is 1-888-791-8873 or you can send us a message.

Hometurf Lawn Care is a family owned and operated business that was started in 1988 in Brampton Ontario with the mission of providing homeowners the best quality lawn care at the best possible price.