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For those of us in the Metro Atlanta area, you may be getting excited that soon you will be able to stop cutting your grass for the year. Finally, you will have a break from the long hours spent out in your lawn. Wrong. The next four to five weeks could be the most important weeks in preparation for the health and appearance of your lawn for next spring.

First of all you probably are going to need to begin raking (or quit raking and use a blower to make that job easier.) Some people will wait until every last leaf has fallen off their trees, but this is no good. Even a light layer of leaves and debris could cause mold and other diseases to form. This could make the lawn very unhealthy or even kill it.

Next, you’ll need to keep up with the weeding. This really does become a year round task. If you stay on top of the weeding, eventually you’ll be on the better side and will have fewer to address. Obviously this will decrease the total time you have to spend in the yard or you could use this time to tackle some additional projects outdoors. If you allow a week or two before reseeding, you can use post-emergent spray weed killer like roundup. Pre-emergents and Fertilizers will becoming soon so you need to get ready for it.

Around the end of September, you may want to reseed or plant a new fescue lawn. The beginning of October really triggers the fescue planting season. It will be time to Aerate your lawn and reseed. We can help you with all the tools and products that you’ll need. We’ll match the right product to your lawn and need.

Even if you don’t reseed, fertilizing your yard will help give the nutrients that the ground and grass needs. It will keep the grass green and will help with weed prevention.

Here are some of the brands that we carry that will help you get your yard in shape:

  • Green Thumb
  • Pennington
  • Scotts
  • Rebel
  • Wonderlawn
  • Jonathan Green & Sons
  • Bonide
  • Spectracide
  • RoundUp
  • Bayer
  • Ortho
  • Sevin
  • Earthway

So if you want to have a healthy lawn next spring, you need to start now. In fact it really is a year round process to maintinance schedule.

For more information, come into one our three stores. We’ll be glad to help you plan out your project. Click here to learn more about the products from True Value that will help in your yard.