Winter will be here before you know it, and there are many things you can do to prepare your lawn for the long, cold months ahead.

Summer seemed to fly by, and fall is already in full swing. Before you know it, winter will be here — your lawn will have to survive shorter, darker days and colder temperatures. The steps you take in the fall can make or break your lawn’s ability to survive in the winter, and in our previous post, we went over a few tips to help you care for your lawn in the fall. Here are a few more tips that will help to ensure that your lawn will be healthy again once spring arrives:

#4. Get your lawn aerated.

Over time, a thick layer of thatch can build up on your lawn, which consists of stems, roots and other debris that can prevent your lawn from getting the nutrients, water and oxygen it needs. Aeration helps to break up the thatch and relives the compaction in your soil. Not only will aerating your lawn allow it to get everything it needs to stay healthy and strong, but it’s also an important step to take before fertilization because it makes it possible for the fertilizer to get to your lawn’s root system more effectively.

#5. Fertilize your lawn.

The fall is the perfect time of the year to get your lawn fertilized. Fertilization helps to prevent your lawn’s roots from freezing, allowing it to bounce back more effectively once spring arrives. Fertilization is also essential for preventing diseases that can plague your lawn throughout the winter.

#6. Over-seed your lawn.

What’s the best way to prevent weeds from popping up in your lawn come spring? Having a dense, healthy lawn is one of the best ways to prevent weed growth because the lawn helps to crowd out the weeds and prevents them from getting the sunlight and nutrients they need. Fall is the ideal time to seed over-seed your lawn because there is plenty of moisture in the soil, the ground is still fairly warm, the nights are cooler and the sun doesn’t get quite as hot throughout the day.

#7. Get the weeds taken care of.

If your lawn has been plagued by broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, the fall is the perfect time to fight them off. Weeds are like any other plant, during the fall, they absorb energy. They are especially thirsty for any water or nutrients that come their way, and they’ll soak up weed killer easily and hungrily during the fall.

The winter can be hard on your lawn, but Green Turf can help.

The fall is finally here, but before you know it, the winter will be here, and it’s the perfect time to get your lawn ready for winter. At Green Turf, we offer a wide variety of services to ensure that your lawn is ready to take on those short, cold winter days, from fertilization to aeration and overseeding. Let our lawn care experts in Allentown help you ensure that, come spring, your lawn will bounce back beautifully. Contact us today to get your free estimate!