The Essentials of Fall Lawn Care

Cooler, fall temperatures and changing weather patterns can take a toll on your lawn if you’re not careful. It’s usually around the fall season that homeowners notice all the impact of summer backyard fun. So, it’s not uncommon for Maple Leaf Associates Inc. to receive more requests for lawn care in the fall, and that’s because we know just what your landscape needs. So, let’s look at some of the essentials of fall lawn care and why these are important.

The Essentials of Fall Lawn Care


Aeration is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn during this time of year. Aeration involves punching small holes in the ground to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. This is especially important in the fall, as the roots will begin to grow deeper in preparation for winter. Aeration also helps reduce compaction and thatch buildup, both of which can damage your lawn. 


Overseeding is the process of planting new grass seed in existing turf. This helps to fill in any bare spots, and it also helps to thicken up the lawn. Overseeding is best done in early fall, before the first frost. This gives the new grass seed time to germinate and establish itself before winter sets in. 

Leaf Removal

In the fall, leaf removal is critical. While fallen leaves can add a touch of autumnal beauty to your yard, they can also cause problems if they are allowed to build up. Wet leaves can promote the growth of mold and mildew, while dry leaves can become fire hazards. In addition, leaves can block sunlight and airflow, causing your grass to become thin and unhealthy. 


Fall fertilization replenishes nutrients lost over the summer and provides a boost of energy for grassroots as they prepare for winter. It’s important to choose a fertilizer specifically designed for fall use, as too much nitrogen can do more harm than good. 


Finally, keeping up with a regular watering schedule is critical until the first frost. Fall typically doesn’t get as much rainfall, but the grass still needs plenty of it to drive nutrients deep into the soil. This will help your grass prepare for winter and pop up again in the spring.

A Healthy Lawn is a Phone Call Away

When it comes to caring for your landscape and lawn, turn to a team of experts like those at Maple Leaf Associates. We not only do everything mentioned above for Putnam County, NY, residents, but we also plant trees, design and install hardscapes, and treat ticks and mosquitoes. So, leave your lawn in good hands by calling (845) 526-2024.