Fall Yard Work

Work? Let’s call it “Play”

Give your lawn and trees a little extra love before winter closes in, priming them for a green and healthy spring!

Don’t forget to water

Even though the weather is cooler, your trees and lawn still need water. Continue watering until the ground is cold and beginning to freeze.

Put down sod
It’s too late this year to put down grass seed – wait until spring for that. It is, however, a good time to sod.

Fertilize your lawn
About mid-late October give your lawn a final feeding. It will absorb and store those nutrients for spring growth.

When mowing your lawn, drop your mower one notch lower
Keep your lawn between about 2-3 inches in the fall. Too short and it will have a hard time making and storing food for spring growth. Too long and you invite “snow mold”.

Plant a tree
Fall is a great time to plant a tree! Just don’t forget to call Gopher State One Call at least three days before you dig at 651-454-0002. They’ll mark buried utility lines for your safety. It’s the law.

Not lawn-related, but don’t forget to caulk or touch up paint on the exterior of your home
When the snow melts in the spring, water can get into your siding where the paint is chipped and the wood exposed. Seal or cover those spots now with caulk or paint – before the temperature drops below about 35 degrees.

And don’t forget the lemonade!

Photo by Carol VanHook used under Creative Commons license.

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