With the Fall Season right around the corner, the cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, is the ideal time to prepare your lawn for next year.  Many homeowners think lawns need less care in the fall because the grass grows more slowly. In fact, just the opposite is true. During this time of year, grass is busily absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients in preparation for a long, dormant winter. Give it a little attention now, and you’ll be rewarded with a lush, healthy spring lawn. Just follow these suggestions. 

Fall Lawn Care Tip #1:  Keep on Mowing Your San Antonio TX Lawn

Continue to water and mow your lawn, as needed, throughout the fall season. Then as the season draws to a close, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings of the year. That will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter.

Fall Lawn Care Tip #2:  Hire our team to Aerate the Soil of your San Antonio TX Lawn

Fall is also an ideal time to aerate your lawn so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can easily reach the grass’s roots. You can rely upon our experienced team to help with our specialized equipment that quickly punch holes into the soil and extract plugs of dirt.

Our Seasonal Lawn Care Service in San Antonio TX Includes Complete Leaf Cleanup

Fall Lawn Care Tip #3:  Hire our team to Rake the Leaves of your San Antonio TX Lawn

We know, you don’t need to tell us how much you hate raking the leaves every year.   We realize that raking leaves is no one’s idea of fun, but it is critically important to remove fallen leaves from your lawn as soon as possible. Don’t wait until all the leaves have fallen from the trees to start raking. If you do, the leaves will become wet from rain and morning dew, stick together, and form an impenetrable mat that if left unmoved will suffocate the grass and breed fungal diseases.

An alternative to raking leaves is to hire out team to use our specialized equipment fitted with a collection bag.  Our methods are particularly effective if you have a very large yard with many deciduous trees. Be sure to remove the leaves before they turn into a soggy, suffocating mess.

Seasonal Lawn Care Tip #4:  Hire our team to Fertilize your Lawn in San Antonio TX

Most lawn experts agree: If you fertilize your lawn in San Antonio TX in the fall season, the grass leaves grow much more slowly as the weather turns cool, but the grass roots and rhizomes continue to grow more quickly. A fall application of fertilizer on your lawn delivers essential nutrients for the grass to grow deep roots now and to keep nutrients on reserve for a healthy start next spring.

Wait until mid-to-late fall, then our team can apply a dry lawn fertilizer to all grassy areas ensuring that we do not to miss any spots. Our specialized equipment including a broadcast spreader is designed to provide optimum coverage.  It takes a little longer on hilly yards, but our specialized equipment  provides the best way to apply an even, consistent layer of fertilizer.

Fall Lawn Care Tip #5:   Hire our team to Fill in the Bald Spots on your lawn in San Antonio TX

Autumn is also a great time of year to fix any bare, bald spots in your lawn. The quickest, easiest way to do this is hire our team to apply a specialized mixture of lawn repair fertilizer.  this specialized mixture contains grass seed, a special quick-starter lawn fertilizer, and organic mulch.

Use a garden rake to scratch loose the soil at the bald spot in your lawn. Then spread a thick layer of the lawn repair mixture over the area. Lightly compact the mixture, then water thoroughly, and continue to water every other day for two weeks.

Fall Lawn Care Tip #6:  Hire out team to apply a Weed Control Herbicide to your Lawn in San Antonio TX

If broad-leaf weeds like dandelions have taken over your lawn, now’s the time to fight back. Weeds, like most plants, are in the energy-absorbing mode during the fall. They’re drinking in everything that comes their way, including weed killers.  Hire our team to apply an herbicide now and the weeds won’t return in the spring.  Most herbicide manufacturers recommend applying the weed killer during early-to-mid autumn, when daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Seasonal Lawn Care Service San Antonio, TX

Handy Green Landscaping and Tree Service prides itself on providing customers with the best Fall Lawn Care Services in the San Antonio TX area.  We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.  Our experienced team of licensed, bonded, and insured professionals are standing by to talk to you about your yard project, so call us today! (210) 893-5000

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