Caring for Your Lawn In the Fall – What to Know

Treating your lawn in the fall depends mostly on the type of grass you have. For cool season grasses like Tall Fescue or Rye Grass, aerating and overseeding is the most important service done to your lawn over the course of the year. This is the time of year to promote new seedlings with the correct nutrients so that the seedlings can mature quickly. The quicker the seedlings mature, the quicker weed prevention and removal can occur. Ensure that recommended seed rates are followed. Applying too much seed can prevent the new plants from maturing properly which causes overcrowding. The desirable traits of your seed during maturity are a dark color in appearance and low growth.

With a newly seeded lawn, pre-emergent and other weed controls can only be applied after the seed has germinated and matured. TDI Biological Lawn Services uses the best gold-tag certified-sod-quality seed that Pennington has to offer with Mycorrhizae coatings, which enables quicker germination of the seed with the symbiotic relationship of the beneficial fungi and the grassroots. These fungi help with the breakdown of nutrients as well as holding and transferring water and nutrient uptake.

For warm season grasses like Bermuda and Zoysia, autumn is the time of year to start preventing and removing unwanted fall and winter weeds. Preventing those weeds from germinating is the best way to ensure your turf does not have any unnecessary competition in the soil. It also makes for a great looking dormant lawn that appears clean and weed-free. The reduction of competition allows the nutrients that are in the soil to be utilized by your turf instead of the weeds. Going into the spring season without unsightly fall and winter weeds gives your lawn the best opportunity to thrive, and enhances the appearance of your property.