There are ways for you to prepare your Utah lawn this fall for next year. One thing you can do is winterize your lawn and treat it so that next year it will need less water. This will help you reduce costs, save energy, protect the environment, and still have a beautiful lawn.
The first step you will want to take to prepare your lawn for next year is to aerate the lawn. You will want to make three passes to make sure your lawn is aerated thoroughly. You will want to use a type of aerator that leaves plugs in your lawn for the next few steps.
You will want to spread water absorbing polymer crystals on your lawn. You will need approximately 2 lbs of crystals per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Then you will want to rake the crystals int the plug holes to help it penetrate your lawn.
If your lawn looks thin you can reseed after applying the crystals. This will help your lawn look full and healthy next year.
Next you will want to apply a top dressing, such as compost. After the compost you can apply a fertilizer if you wish.
You will want to wait 24 hours before watering your lawn and when you do water it you will want to make sure you saturate your lawn. Then next year the water absorbing crystals will allow your Utah lawn use less water and still look healthy.