Whether you have fresh sod in your lawn and you’re worried about how cold weather will impact it, or you’ve had sod in your yard for months now, there are some sod mistakes that you should take care to avoid in the fall. Even with proper sod installation, lawn care, and sod maintenance, mistakes can lead to serious problems that jeopardize the longevity of your sod. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid this fall.
Mowing Too Much
You need to trim your lawn before the end of fall, as you don’t want it to be too tall for the winter, but you also don’t want to over-mow your lawn. As part of your sod maintenance, you should ensure that the grass blades are between 2 ½-3 inches long. Never cut off more than ¼ inches at a time to avoid stressing the blades. If you use a professional lawn care company, ensure they know your preferences for your sod maintenance.
Watering Too Much
Another common mistake is overwatering your sod. When you over-water your sod installation, you will not force the roots to grow deeply. This can stop the turf from getting the nutrients it needs and make the sod less resilient when cooler temperatures arise. As part of your sod maintenance, you should always ensure you water just enough.
Not Removing Leaves
Leaves can be bad for healthy turf, as they often sit on the surface of the lawn and stop sunlight and nutrients from getting to the sod. As part of your lawn care and sod maintenance routines for the fall, you should always remove leaves promptly. If you don’t care for them, it can kill the grass and leave bald patches behind.
Fertilization is an important part of sod maintenance, and you should always apply a fertilizer that is designed for use in the fall months while roots are still active. This will ensure the lawn is ready to grow and thrive once spring finally arrives.
Get Your Yard Ready for Fall!
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