MonthSeptember 2015

Some Fall Fertilizing

 

I have been hearing it is very healthy when doing Denver lawn care to keep your lawn fertilized in the fall. I have never done this, believing spring to be the most essential time to fertilize. However, I have been seeing many of my neighbors fertilizing, and thing it might not be a bad idea to do it myself.

Of course, first I wanted to do some research and see if fall fertilizing really was healthy for Denver lawn care. It turns out it is! As temperatures drop, the blades of the grass weaken, which is no surprise. However, this makes fall the perfect time to fertilize. With weaker blades the fertilizer can be more effective, giving nutrient not just to the grass blades, but the deeper roots. The deeper roots will hold the nutrients all the way into spring, making sure when temperatures rise in the spring, the grass starts growing strong again. Of course, if the fertilizing is going to get down into the roots it is important to mow your lawn first. It’s also a good idea to rake up any leaves in your yard.

Now things are picking up at work and unfortunately I do not have the time to get out in the yard and fertilize. My wife also will not do it, because, well, she really doesn’t do much of anything. I’ve been looking into Denver lawn care services that specialize in lawn fertilization. I found a great one with decent prices. Also, since I’m thinking towards lawn in the spring now, anyway, I’ve lucked out and found that they have a special fifteen percent off deal for spring fertilizing if you agree to sign up in the fall. It sounds like a pretty great deal to me, and I know my lawn will be taken care of when spring rolls around.

If anyone has any other fall Denver lawn care tips, please feel free to share them.

Fall Watering

Because of the arid climate, Denver lawn care is difficult year round. Watering is the easiest solution to many of the problems Denver lawns face throughout the year. Fall is an especially important time to keep your lawn hydrated, however, it is also one many overlook. Winter is coming, as they say on television, and it is extremely important your lawn is ready for winter, when it will be getting significantly less water and go into dormancy. I, for one, know for a fact that my lawn is currently dehydrated thanks to a simple tip I learned from a neighbor. It turns out, if you walk onto your lawn and leave footprints and it takes longer than an hour for your footprints to go away, your grass is definitely thirsty. My footprints were there for quite a while, so I know it is time to increase my watering cycle.

Beyond just getting your lawn ready for winter, watering will also make your grass more resilient as the dangers of fall arrive. One of the biggest and most consistent dangers is the vole. Voles love to sneak into your yard and munch on your plants or grass. They can do quite a deal of damage to the dehydrated Denver lawn. However, plenty of water means a few nibbles from these pests may do some harm, but your grass will absolutely have the strength to bounce back as strong as ever. There are also bacterial and fungal diseases to worry about as fall rolls on. These too will completely desiccate a dehydrated lawn, and the grass will not be strong enough to fight these infections. However, with healthy watering, once again the grass has the strength to fight back.

Does anyone else have some good Fall Denver lawn care tips? Please share! Otherwise, remember to continue watering.

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