Best Fall Lawn Care Application Improvements

August 19, 2014

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Best Fall Lawn Care Application Improvements

Fall Lawn Care Application Improvements Facts:

Why fall is the best time to improve your lawn and why fall lawn care applications are recommended for most cities in the US. So here are the lawn care improvements that are best done during fall:

Best time to Fertilize

The key to managing a healthy lawn is to have a strong root system backed up by a large carbohydrate (food) reserve stored in the roots and crown of the plant. This allows the grass to recover from long winter dormancy and to with stand stress incurred by summer drought, disease, insects, and other environmental problems.

  • Cool air temperatures in the fall reduce the amount of foliage the plant produces; thus reducing the amount of energy it takes to support the top growth. Even though air temperatures are cool – ground temperatures remain ideal and allow root growth to flourish.
  • This set of circumstances makes fall the perfect time to fertilize as all added nutrients are used for root growth and food storage through photosynthesis. Aggressively fertilizing in the fall will produce a thicker, healthier lawn, and will provide an earlier green-up in the spring.

Best time to Aerate

It is well documented that Lawn core aeration is one of the keys to a healthy lawn. Aeration breaks up the compaction allowing fertilizer, water, and oxygen to penetrate the root zone. It also propagates the turf by severing the roots and crowns of the plant.

For the same reasons, fall is the best time to fertilize and to aerate. Breaking up the compaction and allowing room for roots to grow at a time of the season when root growth flourishes, serves to accelerate the process and leads to a much thicker and healthier lawn.

Best time to seed

Bare spots, thin areas, or complete renovations are best seeded in the fall. Warm fall days coupled by cool fall evenings combine for the optimum temperatures for new seedlings to grow. Fall is the time we also experience periodic rainfall and often a heavy dew. In the morning, that helps ease the watering requirements.

New seedlings have very little weed competition in the fall. Annual weeds such as crabgrass and foxtail germinate in the spring and have exhausted their life cycle by early fall allowing new grass seedlings to develop and not be crowded out by aggressively growing weeds. The long fall growing season allows seedlings to benefit from the same root production and photosynthesis that mature plants do allowing them to survive the stress of the cold winter and putting them in a heathy position to mature in the spring.

Best time to spray weed control

The best weed control for Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds occurs when the plants grow actively and nutrients are stored in the root system. Just like with the grass plant with the onset of cooler temperatures this happens in the fall. Spraying broadleaf weed control at this time will help the weed plant to rapidly translocate the herbicide to the root system to provide for a complete kill of the plant. When sprayed late in the fall, the plant may not be visibly dying, but will not survive the winter and will not be there in the lawn following spring.

So, if you have questions about our “FALL LAWN CARE APPLICATIONS” just call 1-800-365-8873 or you can simply comment via contact us page.

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If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

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Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.


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