Lawn Care During Fall

The Fall Season brings different factors to deal with when it comes to lawn care: falling leaves, climate change, and rainfall. The biggest factor for this is the climate. It affects how high the grass should be, depends on the amount of rain, alternates the necessary care for plants, and more.

The good thing is there is no heat to deal with. In most places, it rains more often, so that is helpful for keeping the grass watered. Where you live will make a difference.
The length of grass during fall is two to two-and-a-half inches. In the summer, it is longer due to moisture. Watering will also be based on your climate. If rainfall is common, then less watering will need to be done. Just making sure if you don't get a lot of rainfall that you continue to water.

This is the season when raking leaves becomes necessary.
In the fall, leaves fall because abscission cells form between leaf and twig which cut off the water supply to the leaf and kills it.
When raking leaves, pick a starting location and start to rake the leaves into piles.
Go back over the yard when done, raking up the leaves that were missed the first time through. Transfer the piles into a trash bag or garbage can. This process will have to be repeated numerous times throughout the fall season. Before throwing the leaves away, another idea is they can be used for fun craft projects for kids.

It may be a pain to rake the leaves, but enjoy the fall colors while they last.