I’ve noticed a nip in the morning air the last few days. Utah lawns have different needs in the fall than in the summer. Making a few adjustments as summer comes to a close and the fall season approaches will keep you lawn lush and healthy as it prepares for the snow and cold of winter.
Watering: It’s time to cut back on watering the lawn in September. You should only need to water every six or so days through the month, tapering off to no water in the months of November and December. If you live outside of the Wasatch Front, you may not need to cut back until November. Deep watering will encourage root development and make the lawn more resistant to drought.
Fertilization: A fall fertilization can help stabilize your lawn for winter and give it a jumpstart in the spring. Any of our gardening experts at Western Gardens will be happy to help you determine what’s best for your lawn. Utah State University suggests fertilizing in the fall once every three years.
Reseeding: If your lawn has taken a beating over the summer and has a few bare spots, now is a great time to reseed. Use the same mix used to start the law, spreading it directly on the areas that need the growth.
Mowing: As the cooler weather of fall kicks in, your lawn will begin entering dormancy. Dormant lawns need no mowing.
This is a wonderful time of year to kick back and enjoy your yard as the temperatures during the day start to cool. Feel free to stop by any Western Garden Center and talk with any of our expert gardeners for advice on the best way to prepare your landscape for winter and prepare for a beautiful spring next year.
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