Fall may be the best time to rethink your lawn, believe it or not!

If you’re a keen gardener and enjoy maintaining your landscape, you know that the end of the summer doesn’t necessarily spell the end of your lawn renovations. In fact, early to mid-fall is a great time to take on the important job of renovating cool-season lawns. The soil is still warm and yet the air is cool, which results in a combination that allows seeds to germinate and roots to grow stronger and infinitely quicker, allowing for a perfect environment. All of these conditions combined make fall the best time for lawn renovations!

Fall Lawn Renovation Tips

Dormant seeds are ideal for those who may find themselves too busy to plant during the early fall. This process involves the seeds being sewn after the point where the germination period has begun, around the end of November generally. These seeds will lay dormant until spring- this is where patience is key but you surely reap the rewards. Once the germination cycle has passed they will grow rapidly and flourish during the first days of spring. The beauty of fall renovations is the ease with which it can be achieved- as long you can provide the seedlings with an environment to germinate, develop, and mature you can look forward to fantastic results.

Fertilization and Aeration

Experts generally agree that your lawn should be fertilized a few times a year, yet they all agree that fall is the most important of these fertilization periods. Grass leaves grow much more slowly as the weather turns cool, but the grass roots and rhizomes continue to grow quickly. A simple application of fertilizer during the fall delivers essential nutrients for the grass to grow deep roots now and to keep nutrients on reserve for next spring. Fall is also an ideal time to aerate your lawn so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can easily reach the grass’s roots. This can be done by simply renting a lawn aerator, which extracts lumps of dirt which allows the soil to breath.

Professional Landscape Design for Your Home

Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust us with all of your landscaping and pool scaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.