How to Harvest a Beautiful Fall Lawn

Seasonal, Colorful and Yours to Enjoy

Picture this: The sun is shining, the air is crisp and the trees in your neighbor’s yard are turning magnificent shades of orange and red. You step outside to admire your own lawn, only to find brown patches and unruly grass. You didn’t prepare for the seasonal changes and now you feel silently judged by Janet next door on her pristine porch.

Don’t throw in the towel yet. Autumn has just begun, which means there’s plenty of time to harvest a beautiful fall lawn. And for everything you can’t do or don’t have time to do, we’re here to help with our lawn care and property maintenance services in Somerset County, Union County and the surrounding areas.

The Season of Spice & Everything Nice

Indulging in pumpkin spice lattes is a seasonal ritual. And spicing up your lawn should be, too. Here are some ways you can accomplish that:

  1. Aerate the lawn. Your grass needs to breathe. Using an aerator on your lawn allows air and water to reach your grass, providing nutrients to keep it lush and green.
  2. Patch areas of dead grass. Even lawns can be self-conscious about their bald spots! When you see a patch of dirt shining through, rake the area to loosen it and apply soil. Then, spread a handful of grass seed over it in a thick layer to ensure even growth.
  3. Feed the soil. Fall is actually the best time of year to fertilize. By laying fertilizer down now, the soil will have time to break down any compost, manure or mulch by springtime. It’s always better to get a head start on these things. This way, when spring has finally sprung, your lawn will still look fabulous.
  4. Rake the leaves. We know, we know. Repeatedly raking the leaves can make you feel like the Scrooge of fall. But the reality is that leaves are bad for your lawn. They trap moisture and prevent light from reaching the grass. We promise you’ll still see the fall leaves everywhere—just not in your yard. You’ll be happy in the spring when you have a green, healthy lawn instead of a dead one. At the very least, make sure the leaves are removed before the first snowfall.
  5. Don’t forget to have fun! There’s a difference between lawn care and lawn flair. Pumpkins, wreaths, gourds, mums and plaid décor are some of the many ways to transition from summer to fall. It’s the things we add to our yards each year that remind us why we love fall so much!

Looking to make some other changes? There are so many ways to enjoy this time of year when the weather is mild and the days are still relatively long. From outdoor fire pits to a custom-built fence or outdoor lighting setup, our NJ landscape company is here to make your outdoor space feel as cozy and perfect as can be.

To request a free consultation for your NJ home, contact us online or call Castle Point Landscape Design at 908-512-2267 today.