Fall is the time of year to start prepping your landscape for spring.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers the following fall yard tips.
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- Remove leaves: Mulching your leaves rather than raking and bagging is good for your lawn and the environment. As shredded leaves decompose, they feed your lawn.
- Aerate the lawn: Aerating prevents soil from becoming compacted and covered with thatch, a thick layer of roots, stems and debris that blocks water, oxygen and nutrients from reaching the soil.
- Mow at the right height: Keep cutting your grass until the first hard frost. Find the right length for your species, typically between 2 and 3 inches, to keep your grass healthy when it turns cold.
- Water wisely: If you're not getting at least an inch of water a week, keep watering through the fall. Install watering solutions, such as smart controllers or irrigation systems, to help conserve water.
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