Preparing Your Lawn For Next Year

Getting that perfect green lawn next year, starts now. We have gathered a number of to-dos to lay down the groundwork for next year’s lawn and also prepare your grass for whatever the winter weather has in store.

The first thing is to get rid of all those leaves on the lawn, and there are a number of different ways to do it. The most common method is to scarify your lawn. Despite it being Halloween this month, scarification doesn’t mean decorating your lawn with pumpkins or ghosts!

Quite the opposite, when scarifying your lawn, you are removing debris or buildup on the grass. This includes leaves, grass or thatch buildup. Before winter weather arrives, this is important to do as it prevents moisture from being trapped and allows light to reach the grass.

Alternatively, you can mulch the leaves to provide your grass with extra nutrients and also save yourself the extra work.
Read our blog post for more information about the benefits of mulching.

To get your lawn springing back to life next year, aerating your lawn is the next step. Aeration allows your lawn to get the nutrients it needs by giving it the space to breathe. We’ve covered the process in more detail here.

Next on the list is fertilization. An essential step in the fall, keeping your grass in top shape allows it to revitalize next spring. Read more on why it is such an important process in our blog post.

Although your grass will not be growing as fast this time of year, it is still important to keep mowing frequently. However, you will want to change the length that you mow. Generally, you will need to mow the grass shorter and less frequently.

Fall is an important season for lawn care as we prepare our lawns for winter. If you would like help with the preparation, get in contact with Hometurf Lawn Care at 1-888-791-8873. For more information about our services, visit our FAQ page or read our other blog posts for the best lawn care tips!