There are many things you can do as the summer winds down to prepare your landscape for Fall.
- There is no better time to sow grass seed than in the period between August 15th and October 15th. This applies to Fescue, Bluegrass, and Ryegrass, some of the most common turf-grasses in our area.
- Plant Fall blooming bulbs.
- Prune overgrown shrubs.
- Continue to weed either by spraying or by hand, as necessary. If hand-weeding, it is easier when the soil is damp. Try to get to weeds before they seed…if not your problem will multiply!
- Continue to water plant material, especially newly installed landscapes (if no significant rainfall). The best time to water is first thing in the morning, the plant makes best use of the water at this time of day. Also, it helps prevent rot & fungus.
- Continue mowing routine. Be sure to cut higher to prevent brown out.
- This is a great month to de-thatch and/or aerate your lawn for a jump start on fall lawn maintenance.
- Remember to dump any standing water to prevent breeding mosquitoes.