- September is the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. They develop deep root structure which allows for a quick bloom in the spring.
- Fall is the best time of the year to Core Aerate your lawn. This opens up your lawn longer to get more moisture, oxygen, and nutrients in the soil longer than the spring.
- Best time of the year to apply Fertilizer. A good blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium will protect your roots even during the coldest winters.
- A treatment of soil conditioner will help break up the compacted clay from all the foot traffic on your lawn throughout the year.
- Treat for Boxelder Bugs on the south and west sides of your home. They always follow the sun and warm areas. Eventually if they aren't treated, they will enter the premises.
- Drop the level of your lawn mower blade from 2 1/2 - 3 to 2 - 2 1/2. Eventually the last cut before you store the mower away should be 1 - 1 1/2 inches tall to prevent diseases.
- Cut down watering cycle from 3-4 days a week to 2-3 days a week. The cool temperatures will create natural moisture.
- Get pest control before pests enter and "set up shop" inside your home for the winter. Spiders, Ants, Earwigs, Wasps, and Rodents all need a place to stay before the cold sets in.
- Spraying weeds immediately after the first frost will greatly prevent new weeds from germinating in the spring.
Fall is a unique time to get your lawn and home ready for all kinds of pests. Here is a checklist of things to add to your "Honey Do" list: