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Fall Lawn Care Tips to do now to ensure your yard survives the winter and gets the best possible start next spring.
This post has been sponsored by Scotts®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We spend a lot of time keeping our pastures and meadows in top condition on our Oklahoma cattle ranch, but we also enjoy a nice lawn around our home.
We have had an unusually hot and dry summer this year. It has been tough on our pastures our hay meadows and our yard.
We knew would have to take some steps to help our yard recover from the harsh summer months, so we picked up a few Scotts® products from Tractor Supply Company to make quick work of it.
I realize by the end of summer that most of us are totally over the yard work, but hang in there! Fall can be a total game changer for your lawn with a little TLC.
Scotts Turf Builder products will help repair damage from the summer sun and will build strong roots for next spring. We are actually going to be ahead of the yard game this year, thanks to Scotts!
This spring, my husband built a wall of shelves for our outdoor kitchen just off of the pool and filled it with flowers. He also put in a new hydrant to make it handy to water my flowers and clean up the deck and pool area.
This meant digging up the yard to add a waterline for the hydrant. I was hoping over the summer that the grass would fill in. It was so hot and dry that it didn’t happen.
While we were at Tractor Supply picking up a few ranch supplies, we picked up Scotts Turf Builder Fall Lawn Food, Scotts Turf Builder Sun and Shade Grass Mix, and a Scotts® Turf Builder® EdgeGuard® DLX Broadcast Spreader.
Tips for Fall Lawn Care:
We took a rake and loosened the soil in the bare spots. We even got the teenager to help out on this fine day!
Next, we added the Scotts Turf Builder Sun and Shade Grass Mix to the spreader and applied it to all of the bare spots.
Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix® – Grows in extreme conditions, including full sun and dense shade. It aggressively spreads and thickens for a durable lawn.
The exclusive 4 in 1 WaterSmart® PLUS Coating absorbs 2x more water than uncoated seed, feeds with essential nutrients and helps protect seedlings from disease. Grow quicker, thicker, greener grass.
If you fertilize your lawn during the fall, it can soak up the nutrients before the winter months. Scotts Turf Builder Winterguard Fall Lawn Food delivers nutrients that help repair damage from heat, drought and activity.
It also improves lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients versus an unfed lawn. It can be applied to any grass type.
Scotts® Turf Builder® EdgeGuard® DLX Broadcast Spreader features Scotts® exclusive EdgeGuard® Technology. The control panel’s precision rate settings deliver more accurate coverage. It’s designed to ensure superior results when used with Scotts® lawn food.
Additional Steps for Fall Lawn Care:
- Keep watering your lawn throughout the fall.
- Keep cutting your grass, but not too short.
- Rake any leaves and remove from the lawn, they are not good for the grass.
Head on over to Tractor Supply Company to find all of the Scotts products that you will need to get your lawn in the best shape possible before winter.