When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about how to ensure your lawn is ready for the chilly, winter months ahead. Lawn care practices change in the fall as your lawn tries to take in as much nutrients and moisture as it can. Depending on whether you live in a Cool, Transition or Warm Zone area of the United States, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure you have a healthy lawn come spring.
Click on your zone below to learn what you need to do to keep your lawn in good shape come rain, snow, sleet, or whatever else winter may bring! Happy lawn care!
Warm Zone Lawn Winterization
If you live in the Warm Zone, fall is a time to sit back and enjoy your lawn, as few winterization measures are needed and new warm-season lawns are best planted in the late spring or early summer. However, one option to strongly consider is overseeding: adding cool-season grass seed over your warm-season turf. The cool-season grass will thrive until the warm-season grass turns green again in the spring, giving you a lush lawn year-round.