We know, it’s only August!
But, fall is around the corner and these lawn care steps could really help save your lawn for the duration of the cold months here in the south. It doesn’t get terribly cold in Memphis, but frost and below-zero wind chills can be extremely harsh on your plants and lawn.
Mow, mow, and mow some more. Cut it high but mow it often, they say, and for a good reason! Keeping it high enough for sunlight to reach and nourish the grass is a good way to avoid browning during winter. Aeration in the fall can also help p your lawn to get the max amount of oxygen into your soil and grass roots, doing wonders for grown and preservation. Make sure the leaves and debris have been raked away from the lawn to keep fungal disease/pests away from tempting excess moisture.
Autumn is basically the time for full-on lawn prep. Get your spots filled in, your fertilizer mixed in (even if you only do this once a year, fall is optimal) and your lawn treatments on. The few days of work will truly pay off when your lawn emerges next year looking healthy and full of potential.