Having a plan of attack as seasons change is extremely crucial when it comes to landscaping maintenance, but knowing how, when, and what to do isn’t something that most homeowners are well-versed in. A fall lawn treatment differs from spring, summer, and winter treatments…but how? And are they really that important, or is all just a bunch of nonsense being spouted by the lawn care industry? It would easy to dismiss the need to adjust things according to the calendar and stick to the basics, but unless you’re thinking brown is the new green, taking special care to prepare is certainly something to consider.
Often times, fall lawn treatment involves some sort of lawn spraying services—fertilizers and other nutrients, herbicides, and sometimes pesticides. What makes them specifically suited to fall would actually depend on how they react to climate conditions and the growth cycles specific to your region and its effects on the landscaping. Generally speaking, however, fall is an ideal time for any type of lawn care, simply because temperatures are cooler, and rainfall is a more regular occurrence.
Fertilizers and other nutrients become more effective because the soil is at its healthiest and most receptive state, making it easier for grass to grow in thicker and much more hearty once that fertilizer is applied, and plants have begun to ready themselves for the harshness of winter by ramping up the rate of their absorption and storage processes.
Hoping to whack out some weeds? Since they’re at their most active cycle of growth by fall, it’s also the best time to hit them heavy with the herbicides. They’re growing, hungry, and preparing themselves for winter, which means that they’ll greedily gobble their poison the same way they would a nutrient, sending it through their ready roots and killing their own chances to thrive and stay alive.
Bugs are a concern at any time of the year, but certain species of insects become especially active during fall, most commonly grubworms. Fall is their favorite time of year, simply because the soil has cooled down from the summer sun, but the temps haven’t yet dipped deep. Much life everything else in nature, they’re looking ahead to winter and getting ready to ride it out by chowing down and storing up, feasting on whatever they can get their grubby mouths on. Feed their frenzy with some pesticides, and those grubworms will soon be bellyaching over their last meal.
Don’t let your landscaping fall when the seasons change! Give the team at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today!