When you think lawncare, you probably think about mowing the lawn on a warm summer evening, family sitting on the patio as you smell dinner being grilled, and a cool lemonade, or whichever beverage you prefer, waiting for you on the porch. But what if we told you that some of the most important lawncare you do happens in the fall?

In this blog, the professional Northern Colorado landscapers at Summit Outdoor Solutions will go over what kind of lawn care you should be doing in the fall to help prepare your grass for the winter. When you need lawn care or snow removal services in Northern Colorado, call the outdoor specialists at Summit to come help you. We have years of experience with landscaping and snow removal. But, without further adieu, let’s dive into the ways you can get your yard ready for winter.

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Water Your Lawn

Many people believe that grass and other plants stop growing in the fall. While this is somewhat true, as no new leaves or blades of grass grow, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes of your lawn that you may not know about. In the fall, plants’ roots are growing and strengthening themselves, preparing not only for winter, but also for next spring and summer . As such, your lawn will still need nutrients to help it grow, so watering your grass in the fall will prove very beneficial for your lawn come spring. Mowing your lawn in the fall will also help it get the nutrients it needs to become strong and healthy.

Fertilize Your Lawn

A practice more commonly done in the spring, fertilizing your lawn in the fall can actually prove more beneficial than doing it when the winter starts to subside. Putting down weed control, or scheduling a fun weed picking weekend with the family are great ideas to implement. Fill in any dead or bare patches of grass with store-bought grass mix or use strips of sod as needed. Once you have the empty spots filled and the weed control down, you’ll be able to fertilize your lawn. This will help your lawn survive the cold winter and give it the nutrients it needs.

Prune Your Plants

Pruning your perennials in the fall can actually help them thrive in the spring and summer. Cutting the excess limbs of your trees, shrubs, bushes, and flowers can help them protect themselves from the coming cold temperatures. Just be sure to check proper pruning techniques before cutting your plants. Also, the fall is the right time to move any perennials, such as trees or flowers, to new locations. As we said before, fall is the time plants work on their roots, so moving them now will give them enough time to set up that new root system.

We hope you’ve found this blog to be helpful. If you’re looking for professional landscaping services or snow removal, contact the experts at Summit Outdoor Solutions, the leader in Colorado landscaping. Learn more about SOS landscaping, see what kind of landscaping services we can offer for you, or contact Summit to answer any questions and get your free quote.