As we enter September we know that summer is winding down and the warm days and cool nights of fall will soon be upon us. Lawn care Utah tips for fall include decreasing watering, increasing mowing, and thinking about next year’s lawn care.
Indian summer isn’t uncommon and often the beginning of September is still pretty hot. As the weather changes you will want to water only once or twice a week. However, you want to make sure you are still watering deeply, penetrating approximately ten inches of soil to access the grass roots. You may still see signs of drought if the weather has been exceedingly dry. If this is the case water early in the morning deeply to revitalize the lawn before the weather cools.
If you are thinking of replanting your lawn you will want to do it know instead of waiting until next spring. The cool temperatures will allow the seedinglings to establish themselves nicely. And if you replant before the middle of September you will give the lawn time to establish itself before winter sets in.
Another lawn care Utah tip for fall is to increase the number of times you mow in a month. Unlike the hot and dry late summer months, the cooler weather will encourage growth. You will still want to make sure that you are mowing at the three inch setting and not taking off more than the top third of the blade of grass to keep your lawn green and healthy.
If you are having issues with drought or have any other questions about preparing for fall, please contact us for Autumn lawn care Utah tips.