We already know that fall is an opportune time for laying sod, but what does autumn lawn care look like for established grass? With the changes in temperature, pests, and foot traffic it can be daunting to deter weeds and patch bald spots. But with some basic maintenance, you can keep your Atlanta sod lush and healthy, giving you a great growing season and a well-established landscape next year.
The cool nights and warm days of autumn in Georgia encourages more than just grass growth: lawn invaders will find the soil sublime. Cheap sod is riddled with weeds from the start, but even quality turf may develop weed problems if grass maintenance is ignored. Just like sod, different varieties of weeds thrive in different temperatures; just like fall fescue, autumn is prime sprouting time for many kinds of these natural enemies of your luscious landscape. Fall pests like cinch bugs, grubworms, and mole crickets will also burrow into your sod, killing your yard from the inside. Understanding turfgrass maintenance is crucial to defeating weeds and deterring typical lawn pests. When choosing your herbicides and insecticides, read the label to make certain the chemicals won’t make your lawn brown and bare. Apply frequently to ensure your grass is free of dormant weeds and insect eggs that may give you trouble come spring.
Aeration and Overseeding
Your turf may appear thick and healthy, but aeration and overseeding is crucial to the success of your yard long-term. Denser turf helps prevent weeds and pests and eliminates scraggly spots in your lawn, giving you a fuller, healthier landscape each year. Aeration allows oxygen and moisture to reach the roots of your sod, giving your turf the nutrients to grow deep and develop resilience. Overseeding fills in dry spots, dog spots, and thin patches from heavy foot traffic. Both aeration and overseeding take your lawn from well-established to well-maintained, giving your grass the seasonal boost it needs to thrive.
NG Turf supplies quality wholesale Georgia sod. Contact us for expert advice about fall grasses, aeration and overseeding, sod maintenance, and any of your lawn care needs.