Mendham Garden Center
Route 24, Mendham, NJ

Improve Your Lawn This Fall

By, the Old Guy with the Ponytail

Fall is the time to repair and improve your lawn. Throughout the summer, dry weather and heat coupled with the potential for disease, insect and weed competition take a toll on turf quality. Cooling fall weather trends along with the potential for rain make early fall the best time of year for lawn repair or renovation. Changing fall weather trends stimulate lateral growth and root development for both established and newly seeded turf areas. Optimum soil conditions such as adequate oxygen, moisture and nutrient availability are critical for the support fall turf development.

Beneficial fall lawn practices to insure turf development:

  1. Remove existing weed populations if populations warrant treatment
    • Treat lawn 2 to 3 weeks prior to seeding based on weed control product label recommendations
  2. Test soil to determine nutrient levels and soil pH
  3. Core aerate to relieve compaction and increase air, water and nutrient availability
    • Aggressive aeration would be considered holes on 2” centers, 2” to 3” depth
  4. Lime and fertilize based on soil test recommendations
  5. Apply a cool season turf seed blend or mixture
    • Core aerate and slice seed if existing turf density is 50% or less
    • Drag your lawn with mat after seeding to pulverize the soil cores and improve soil/seed contact

Lawncare Tool Selection

Taking care of your lawn in the fall can lead to a healthier and more vibrant lawn come spring. That’s why it’s important to have the right tools and equipment for the job. STIHL and Toro offer a range of lawn care products, from dethatchers to aerators, that can help you achieve optimal results. With their durable construction and powerful performance, STIHL and Toro products are a smart investment for any homeowner looking to take their lawn care to the next level.

And if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all your lawn care needs, look no further than Mendham Garden Center. Our team of experts can help you choose the right product for your specific needs, and provide advice on proper use and maintenance. Plus, we offer a wide range of lawn care services, including aeration and overseeding, to help you get your lawn in top shape this fall. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time lawn care enthusiast, trust Mendham Garden Center to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy lawn.

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