Now that fall is finally here, you should be switching up the way you care for your Overland Park area lawn. The climate in the Midwest starts changing in October, with lower temperatures and humidity levels. Custom Lawn outlines a few ways you should be caring for your lawn this fall to ensure it stays healthy and is in good shape when winter comes around.
Keep Watering Your Lawn
Just because your lawn is growing more slowly in the fall doesn’t mean you should water it any less than you have been over the summer months. Right now your grass is actually gathering all the energy, moisture and nutrients it can get before the long winter ahead. Our lawn care specialists suggest you continue watering your lawn regularly until winter. Water a couple of times of week in the morning for best results.
Winterize Your Sprinkler System
Now is the time to take action in order to protect your lawn and your sprinkler system. Custom Lawn & Landscape offers Winterization sprinkler services to protect yours from freezing and thawing over the winter months, which can damage your system and your lawn. Our proven process includes shutting off your sprinkler’s water supply, blowing out your sprinkler system with compressed air, and opening your water valves to release pressure so your pipes can drain properly. This process can prevent costly damage to your sprinkler system so you can rest easy this fall and winter.
Fertilize for Peak Performance
Fall is the absolute best time of the year to fertilize your lawn. While it may seem that your grass is growing slower, it’s actually rapidly growing underground. Grass roots are digging in for the winter months, so applying fertilizer now will deliver the essential nutrients it needs.
Call us at (913) 782-8315 to get your sprinkler system and lawn in tip-top shape before winter.