Yard Tips for Fall

yard tips for fall

Now that the Fall season is upon us, make sure that you’re taking care of your yard to prepare for the coming winter season! In today’s blog post, we will give some yard tips for Fall.

Figure out your grass type

You likely have a cool-season or warm-season turf. It’s important to know which one you have in order to ensure that you’re taking the best care of your lawn. If you have some time on your hands and you want some information on how to find out which type of grass you have, check out this article.

Adjusting the Mower Height

If you have cool-season turf, you don’t need to make any adjustments to the height of the mower blade. However, if you have a warm-season turf, you need to raise the height about half an inch.

Fertilize the Cool-Season Grasses

If you have cool-season turf, then you’re going to need to fertilize it, even though that seems contrary to what you might think! Don’t let your grass just die; help keep it alive! In fact, you should apple it in Sept, Oct. Nov, using a complete, appropriate product which has Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium each time.

Keep Watering

You might think you can stop watering since it’s not so hot outside, but the grass will still need water! Don’t put the hose away just yet. Don’t soak the ground, just make sure it’s moist.


This is a great time to be transplanting trees and shrubs.

Clean Up the Pond

Now is a good time to spend some time cleaning up the yard, including the pond. Get the debris out of there that shouldn’t be in there. Put some chlorine or other chemicals in there to clean it up and keep the mess out. You might consider putting a cover over your pond.


If you have warm-season turf, overseed! For more information about how to overseed properly, check out this page!

Spray Weeds

Look for perennial weeds in your yard and tackle them now! Spraying them is a good way to go.


It is recommended to rake your yard at least once a week. This can be a fun project for the kids if you’re pressed for time, or need to take care of others tasks in the yard!

If you need help with any of these services, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk about how we can help you! We want to help with your yard in Southeastern Virginia, so give us a call today!

Sources and More Info

Fall Lawns
MSN Winter Yard Prep Tips
Better Homes and Gardens Fall Lawn Care Secrets
Lawn Doctor Fall Lawn Care Tips