Autumn Lawn Care FAQ

November 23, 2022

White house in fall

Whether you’re a renter, a homeowner or a landlord, diligent lawn care in autumn can provide benefits year-round.

Should I fertilize in the fall?

Fertilizing your lawn in the fall can help it resist disease through the winter and provide a better green color in the spring. If you’re not sure what type of fertilizer to use, talk with a professional at your local garden center about which one is right for your area.

When can I stop watering?

Moderate watering until the ground freezes can help your lawn establish a solid root system and repair damage done during warmer months.

When should I rake leaves?

Raking up all leaves before the first frost of winter can help prevent lawn diseases and generate raw material for your compost pile.

What should I do with outdoor furniture?

Storing lawn and patio furniture in a dry place can help prevent water damage and overexposure to the elements. If you don’t have access to a garden shed or garage, consider using a tarp or other waterproof covering.

Good lawn care practices in autumn—even on a small scale—can bring about a greener and healthier yard for backyard barbecues in the spring.