We’re loving every moment of this prolonged sunny weather, and not yet ready for summer’s departure. Some of you may be, however, and so we’ve compiled a short list of tasks to keep your lawn happy throughout the fall season:
Mowing – If you’ve kept your mowing blade at three or more inches throughout the summer, it’s now a safe bet to lower your blade to about 2 ½ inches. Newly installed lawns should continue to be mowed at a taller setting.
Overseeding – Have you noticed thin areas of your lawn? Now’s the perfect time to apply a layer of grass seed. Prepare the soil by first scratching it with a rake or a dethatching machine. A light layer of compost on top of the seed will boost germination.
Fertilizing – Water is key after this round of fertilizer as fall rains haven’t yet begun. A slow-release form of fertilizer is recommended in November to provide nutrients throughout the winter months.
If the tasks listed above seem daunting, give us a call today! Healthy lawns are our specialty.
Thanks for reading our blog. Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.