Fall Lawn Seeding and Planting
- Warm-Season Lawns: If you don’t like the brown appearance of your dormant warm-season lawn, fall is a good time to overseed with annual ryegrass or other cool-season grass for winter color. Apply the seed about 2-4 weeks before your average date of the first frost.
Fall Lawn Weed Control
Fall is the ideal time to combat actively growing weeds with post-emergent herbicides. Weeds, like other plants, spend the fall drawing nutrients from their leaves into their roots for winter survival. The increased absorption means that your weed-control products will quickly be drawn into the roots for rapid results.
Other Fall Lawn Tasks
- Watering: The weather may be getting cooler, but your lawn still needs one inch of water per week as long as it’s growing. Newly planted grass seed will need watering every day or two until established.
- Grass alternatives: If you have areas of your lawn where grass refuses to grow, fall is a great time for planting and establishing groundcover.