While it might seem like summer has only just started, it’s never too early to start planning for fall and winter around your property. And since many people feel like these seasons always seem to sneak up on them, it’s probably a better idea that you begin getting ready for these changes in the weather sooner rather than later.
To help you get started with this right now, here are three ways you can begin getting your yard ready for the fall.
Keep Up With Your Watering Schedule
Many people think of spring and summer as the only seasons where they need to be worried about watering their lawn. But if you want your grass to be hearty and ready for the growth and heat that come with spring and summer, you’re going to want to keep on watering your lawn all the way into fall.
By continuing to water your lawn until the ground starts to freeze, you’ll help your lawn to recover from all the stress and strain that gets put on it during the hot weather of summer. Additionally, you’ll also help it to bounce back from the cold winter weather that tries its hardest to undo all the work you put into your lawn during the other season of the year.
Start Cutting Back
While you might love looking at the changing leaves that scatter around your yard in the fall, it’s actually best to try to keep this to a minimum by cutting back your trees as much as you’re able to before the weather starts changing too much.
If you’re able to cut back your trees enough, it will make your life much easier when it comes time to start raking up all the fallen leaves. Because if you don’t do this effectively, those fallen leaves can wreak havoc with your lawn. And if you live in an area that has occasional winter storms, having fewer tree branches to worry about can help protect your home and other property from damage as well.
Learn To Adjust Your Mower Height
If you don’t already know how to adjust the height for the blade on your lawn mower, this is something you should figure out as it gets closer to fall.
At the beginning of the fall, it’s wise to start leaving your grass a little longer when you cut it. This will give your grass more area to soak up the waning amount of sunlight before winter. But on your last cut of the season, you’ll want to lower the blade to leave about an inch of grass so that there’s less surface area that could potentially get snow mold or have other issues when the weather gets colder.
If you’re looking ahead to the fall and winter when it comes to caring for your yard, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get ready for this.