Lawn Care Tips For September

The warm summer season is quickly coming to an end, and that means it will soon be time to start prepping your lawn for the fall. While some homeowners abandon their lawn maintenance routines as soon as the colder weather hits, true lawn and garden enthusiasts know that tending to your lawn in the fall will help it flourish in the spring. For those looking to give their lawn a boost for spring, we've compiled this helpful list of areas to focus on this fall season.

Reseed Any Dead Patches

Fall is a perfect time to replant grass seed in any areas that, for whatever reason, did not survive the summer season. If you have dead patches in your lawn, you'll want to make sure you get rid of any dead grass in these areas before planting new seeds. To do this, simply rake the dead or brown patches. After that, you should be ready to apply fertilizer and turn the soil.

Once the soil has been raked, fertilizer has been applied and the area has been turned, plant your new seeds. Once you've planted, make sure you give the new seeds the water they need to successfully germinate and grow. When it comes to watering new plants , we recommend keeping the soil around the plants continuously moist so they can develop deep root systems and grow to become thick and healthy.


Fertilizing your lawn in the fall is just as important as fertilizing your lawn in the spring, so don't forget to check off this task when tending to your lawn this fall. The reason it's important to fertilize in the fall is because it helps to repair any damage created by the hot, dry summer weather. It also helps your lawn continue to grow deep root systems, which will help your grass survive the winter.

To see the best results, we recommend fertilizing your lawn twice this fall - once in September and once before the ground freezes. Remember to ensure your lawn is moist before applying fertilizer and to apply only when rain or precipitation is not expected for the next 24 hours.

Continue To Use Your Irrigation System

As mentioned before, some homeowners abandon their lawn maintenance routines as soon as the cold weather hits, and this includes shutting off their irrigation systems for the fall and winter seasons. Don't fall victim to this bad habit. To continue growing deep root systems, your lawn needs water- even throughout the fall. To give your lawn the water it needs (especially if you've replanted new seed in dead patches), continue to use you irrigation system in the same way you had been using it throughout the summer.

Contact Nutri-Lawn Burlington

If you don't have an irrigation system, it may be time to invest in one. While you may think waiting until spring is best, there are many benefits to having a new sprinkler system installed in the fall. The first is that your lawn still requires a great deal of attention during the fall season. If you lead a busy lifestyle and are not able to give it the attention it needs, you'll compromise the look and health of your lawn. With the programmable settings of an inground sprinkler system, you'll be able to give your lawn the water it needs, exactly when it needs it - and you won't even have to lift a finger. Secondly, your soil is still soft enough for a quick and easy installation. If you wait until spring, you'll have to wait until the ground has completely thawed from the winter freeze, which may cause a setback in preparing your lawn for summer.

Whether you want to wait until the spring, or decide to have a system installed this September, our experienced sprinkler system professionals at Nutri-Lawn Irrigation Burlington can help. Contact us today. to get started!