In Calgary, October isn’t really the time to be winterizing your lawn. That’s because, usually, we’ve already had a snowfall or two, and our grass has already begun to go dormant. In other parts of Canada, like closer to coastal BC and out East, autumn tends to stick around a little longer. While these areas would also have benefited from winterizing a month ago, anyone whose lawn is still green will likely see some benefit to winterizing now — better late than never in this case.
In our last blog, we already mentioned a lot of the chores the need to get done during the Fall. Since you finished all those last month (you did finish those last month, right? Right?!), there’s only a couple things left to do.
Aerating helps to make lawns more healthy and to keep them looking beautiful. Aeration breaks up packed down soil and allows water, nutrients, and air to have more direct contact with your lawn’s roots. This promotes root growth in your grass. Homeowners who aerate typically have healthier lawns because the roots of the grass are longer and stronger. The grass is better able to out compete weeds and remains greener during times of drought.
Weeding can be a tedious chore, but Fall is the time to really sink some hours into it. That’s because many weeds distribute their seeds just before going dormant for the winter. If you can get rid of those weeds before the seeds are released, you’ll be a step ahead of the game next spring. Your lawn won’t have to compete with weeds when it’s just waking up from the long winter, and that will give it the start it needs to be healthier and greener all summer long.
Aerating and weeding can be time consuming. If you didn’t finish the other Fall clean-up chores last month, you may have more than a couple weekends worth of work. Fortunately, the expert landscaping and lawn care team at Fivestar is here to help. Keeping your lawn looking great is important, but Calgarians are busy people. They have work, families, and social lives. If you need help winterizing your lawn and finishing up the Fall chores, then call the experts at Five Star Landscaping today. While you’re at it, why not ask about our snow shovelling service and save yourself the time and the back pain.