If you notice that you no longer need to mow your lawn that often and that the leaves of the grass somehow look weaker, it is a sure sign that fall is here again- It also means that it is time to prepare your lawn for the colder months of the fall and the winter to make sure it revives in strength the following April. Here is how you can hibernate your lawn to make it the greenest turf in your neighbourhood the next year:
– Collect the fallen leaves – fallen leaves need to be removed from your lawn because they form a layer that prevents the penetration of sunlight into the deeper layers of the lawn and hinders growth;
– Increase the mow height – leave the grass slightly longer than you would in summer;
– Time the fertilization – apply your fertilizer around the middle of October to give the lawn the energy to survive the winter and to re-emerge strong and green in spring;
– Control the amount of thatch – lawn thatch is the layer of dead grass between the root of the grass and its green layer. If the layer of thatch is too thick, it will elevate the growing point of the grass, making the entire plant more vulnerable during the winter. For more Fall pointers, see https://www.revive.com/how-revive-works/how-it-works.