As fall really starts to set in, now is a great time to winterize your lawn. It is time to start changing your watering habits, mow more frequently, apply winterizing applications with herbicide to your lawn. You can do this by yourself, or you can have a lawn and Salt Lake City pest control company winterize your lawn for you.
With the cooler weather, you do not need to water as frequently as you were during the summer. You can cut back and start watering your lawn once or twice a week instead of two to three times a week. Do not cut back on how long you water your lawn for. You still want to provide your lawn with enough water to soak the first ten inches of soil. Watering in the fall allows your grass to deepen its root system. This will increase the health of your yard and prevent weeds from growing in your yard come spring.
It may seem counter intuitive, but you should actually cut your lawn more frequently in the fall than in the summer. However, you should set your mower on the second highest setting, and allow your lawn to be about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. You want to be mowing off just the top 1/3 of your grass when you mow your lawn in the fall. This will give your lawn a lush, green appearance and will also strength the root system of your grass.
Weeds & Insects
Now is a great time to prevent future problems from weeds and insects. You should spray your lawn with a winterizing application that has a herbicide in it. This will kill the root system of any broad-leaf weeds that are still lurking in your grass. If you have an insect problem, now is a great time to apply insecticide to the infected area. If you do not want to do this yourself, you can have a pest control in salt lake city company do it for you.
As fall sets in, it is time to switch up your yard care routine. Start watering your yard only once or twice a week. Cut your yard more frequently, but remember to only cut off the top 1/3 of the grass. Apply herbicides and insecticide as needed, so you don't have to deal with weeds and insects next spring.