Halloween is just around the corner. Before you know it, Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas will go in a flurry and it’s a whole new year without you noticing. While the string of holidays are on their march to your doorstep and the holiday chores, errands and activities keep piling up, here are some tips on how to keep your outdoors looking pretty as a paradise.
Let the soil breathe.
With an increased foot traffic, the ground underfoot can become more compacted and brick-like. Loosen the soil a little and let air pass through more freely by poking it with your garden fork.
Rake the leaves.
While fallen leaves add interesting color to your lawn and give you that cozy autumn vibe, too much fallen leaves decaying on the ground might pave the way to infecting your lawn grass. Keep it a habit to keep your lawn area free from clumps of fallen leaves by regularly raking the area.
Mow but leave the lawn grass a little higher.
Since the grasses won’t grow that much in winter, trim your grass instead of cutting it down near the ground. An easy task for both you and the lawnmower, enjoy your last mow for the year too!
Fertilize according to the season.
Make sure your lawn grass is well-fortified for the coming winter. Arm your lawn grass with phosphates and potash to tide them over until spring.
Keep off the lawn especially in the frosty areas.
When winter comes, refrain from walking over your lawn especially when the grass has frosted over. Stepping on frosted grass may leave your grass damaged when spring comes.
With these tips in mind, try and squeeze in lawn maintenance this November so you’ll have the rest of the year and winter free for planning and seeding again if needed.