Even though it’s fall, it doesn’t feel like it yet, except for maybe in the evenings. But the cooler temps are on the way, so it’s time to start thinking about putting in a fall lawn in your Terravita Scottsdale home. 

Feed your Grass

Soon, it’ll be time to fertilize cool-season grass at your Terravita Scottsdale home. Warm-season grasses usually go dormant in the fall and winter months. But cool-season grasses can hit their peak during this time of year. Another advantage of planting a fall lawn is it can help prevent the growth of weeds. 

 

Don’t Mow as Much

During the summer months, it’s not unusual to mow the grass in your Terravita Scottsdale home at least once a week. But with cool-season grass, you don’t have to mow as much. You should be able to cut back to every other week. Also, don’t cut off more than one-third of the total blade of grass when you mow. You don’t want to run the risk of scalping the lawn, which stunts the growth of grass. If you keep warm-season grass, it’ll go dormant, eliminating the need to mow altogether.

 

Sow and Reseed

If you have any bare patches on your Terravita Scottsdale lawn, fall is a great time to reseed and sow new sections of lawn for cool-season grasses. Applying fresh soil and new seed can help your lawn bounce back. 

 

Winterize Your Sprinkler System

You might not have to worry about this in your Terravita Scottsdale home, but if you live up north, you’ll need to winterize your sprinkler system. If you don’t blow out the underground system, the pipes could burst due to the water freezing. 

It won’t take a lot of work to winterize your lawn this fall and get it looking great! However, if you choose not to, like so many homeowners do, your summer grass will just go dormant until the spring.