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Now that fall is upon us it is time to start preparing for next spring. It is time to prepare for the long winter so come spring our lawns are looking lush a green. Take advantage of the cool temperatures to to fertilize for the winter, kill weeds, lay sod and remove fallen leaves.

Fertilize – If you live in the North, fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn. Cool-season grasses respond well to fertilization in early September and again in late fall. It helps them green up earlier and look better in spring. The type of fertilizer that you use is very important.

Kill the weeds – Fall is the best time for weed control. Try using a spray for the best effect when the temperature is cooler and soil is moist.

Lay sod – Laying sod works the best during the spring or fall seasons. Moderate temperatures and moist soil provide the best circumstances to get sod off to a good start.

Remove fall leaves – Remove fall leaves by raking them or mulching them because they can suffocate your lawn. Moreover leaves matting your lawn can lead to disease and insect problems. You can use a mulching mower to shred the leaves up into tiny bits to return to the top of your lawn. If there is an excessive amount of leaves rake them up and compost them.

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