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What to Do with Your Lawn During the Fall

Posted by creatingyourspace under Outdoor

Lawn maintenance is essential year-round. During the fall, you want to be sure you get your yard cleaned and ready for the winter months. For step-by-step instructions on what to do with your lawn this fall, we have created this simple guide for you. Let’s take a look!

Supply List:

  • Gardening Gloves
  • Rake
  • Garbage Bags
  • Lawn Moss Herbicide
  • Border Fork
  • Topdressing
  • Stiff Brush
  • Autumn Lawn Fertilizer
  • Hose


Step One: Remove All Dead Leaves

Rake away all of the dead leaves that have fallen in your yard. Put the leaves in a pile then put them in garbage bags for collection. 

Step Two: Kill Moss

Taking a lawn moss herbicide, you will want to kill the moss in your yard. 

  • Pro-Tip: Experts recommend figuring out why you have moss growing in your yard. Potential reasons are poor drainage, low soil pH, lack of nutrients in your soil, or an excessive amount of shade.

Step Three: Dethatch Your Yard

Grab your rake and begin raking out the thatch from your yard. 

  • Thatch is dead/alive shoots stems, and roots in your lawn. The build-up of thatch can negatively impact the growth of your yard; therefore, you want to remove thatch with a rake. 

Step Four: Aerate The Soil

Taking a border fork, you will want to push it down into the soil to open up air channels.

Step Five: Add in Your Topdressing

You will want to add in your topdressing into the holes you just created from aerating. 

  • Topdressing can be found at local home improvement stores, or you can make your own with a simple DIY project. 

Step Six: Make The Topdressing Even

Take a stiff brush and gently spread the topdressing around the top of the soil. Make sure that you have applied the topdressing evenly. 

Step Seven: Fertilize Your Soil

For this step, you want to make sure that you get the appropriate fertilizer for your lawn type. Once you purchased autumn lawn fertilizer, you will want to sprinkle the seeds over your yard. Be sure to use garden gloves for this step! 

We hope you enjoyed these steps and that your yard flourishes this fall!