While the temperatures may still be moderate in South Carolina during the fall, the weather is changing, and before long, cold weather will arrive. Fall is a beautiful time of year, but the changes in weather could mean that the needs of your lawn are changing as well. There are certain steps you can take that will allow you to keep your yard healthy and thriving, even during the cooler times of the year.
If you want beautiful, lush, green grass during the summer months, it is beneficial to start working toward that now. During the fall, there are things you can do that will ensure you have the yard of your dreams during the spring and summer. The first step is to identify the type of grass you have, as this will determine what you need to do to properly care for it. When cutting your grass, go a bit shorter, and leave the clippings since this acts as a natural fertilizer.
During the fall in South Carolina, you may find that you do not get as much rain as you did during the summer months. Your lawn will require around one inch of water per week, which may not be feasible with the current amount of rain you are getting. You will need an adequate irrigation system in place to ensure your grass remains vibrant and healthy.
Fall is a great time of year to take the time to do some grass maintenance. You may benefit from aerating your yard. This is a process that makes small holes in the sod, allowing nutrients and oxygen to reach deep to the roots, which promotes healthy growth. It may also be a good time of year to reseed or overseed your yard, prepping your grass for new and healthy growth in the spring.
Whatever your lawn and landscaping needs include, Pinestraw Place – Landscape Supply can help. Our experienced team can provide you with the guidance you need in order to properly care for your yard all year. Call our office today to make an appointment to meet with an experienced member of our team.