Ottawa Fall Tips
Anytime the clippings are over 1" they should be raked or caught in a catcher. Leaves should also be raked as required. Don't let the lawn go into the winter full of leaves and debris as this will smother the grass and cause winter kill.
Keep your mower blade sharp. For best results cut your grass weekly at a height of 2-3". The grass should be cut weekly until the end of October. If weather permits, the final cut is usually late October or the first week in November. Don't let the lawn go into the winter overly long as this promotes snow mold.
During normal fall weather, not much watering is required, ( with the dew and cooler temperatures). If there are hot and dry periods do not wait for rain.
The nice cooler temperatures of fall and the beautiful changing colors of the trees makes for a wonderful season to sit out with a warm cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the beautiful lawns and scenery that nature has to offer.
Read a great book and enjoy!
This is the perfect time of year to have your lawn aerated from our lawn care technicians, have another application of our natural fertilizer, and seed some bare areas as required.
You can also book in our Fall leaf clean-up to help with the outside chores.