The benefits of fall lawn care

Sep 15, 2023, 11:36 AM by Fred Speer

Fall lawn care is essential for maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn year-round. Clark, your friendly pest, mosquito, termite, and rodent control expert, knows that fall lawn care is the most important lawn application of the year.

Having a licensed Clark Pest Control lawn care specialist apply a pre-emergent treatment can deliver a multitude of benefits. Mainly, doing so will form a barrier on the top of your soil, which can help prevent weeds from growing.

Clark Pest Control’s Premier residential lawn service allows you to combine any lawn and yard services – like lawn fertilization, weed control, or tree and shrub fertilization – with our pest control and/or our termite monitoring programs to deliver umbrella protection over your home.

Some key fall lawn care benefits

Stronger root development: Fall is an ideal time to promote root growth. Cooler temperatures and adequate moisture in the soil allow grass roots to flourish. Stronger roots help your lawn withstand harsh winter conditions and drought in the following year.

Thicker turf: Proper fall lawn care, including overseeding, can help fill in thin or bare patches in your lawn. This can result in a thicker, more lush turf that looks better and is more resistant to weeds.

Weed control: Applying pre-emergent herbicides in the fall can prevent weeds from germinating in the spring. This proactive approach reduces the need for herbicides later and will help keep your lawn weed free.

Reduced pest and disease pressure: Many lawn pests and diseases become less active in the fall. Treating your lawn in the fall can help control these issues and prevent them from becoming severe in the spring and summer.

Improved soil health: Fall lawn care often includes activities like core aeration and topdressing with compost. These practices help improve soil structure, increase nutrient absorption, and enhance overall soil health.

Curb appeal: A well-maintained lawn in the fall will enhance the curb appeal of your home. A thick, green lawn provides an attractive backdrop for your landscaping and makes your property look more inviting.

Time and cost savings: Addressing lawn care needs in the fall can save you time and money in the long run. Preventing problems in the fall can reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming repairs in the spring and summer.

Healthier grass in the spring: A well-maintained lawn in the fall – proper mowing, fertilization, and other maintenance practices – can set the stage for a healthier, more vibrant lawn in the spring. You'll have less work to do when the growing season begins, and your lawn will be better equipped to withstand the challenges of the upcoming year.

Fall lawn care is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy and attractive lawn. By taking the time to care for your lawn in the fall, you can enjoy a variety of benefits, from improved aesthetics to long-term savings and a lush, green lawn to enjoy with friends and family in the spring.

Build a defensible space

Fall is also the right time to create a defensible space around your home to protect it during next year’s fire season. Defensible space is the bulwark between your home and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire, and it can protect your home from catching fire – either from direct flame contact or radiant heat.

Read more about how Clark Pest Control can create a defensible space around your home.

If you want to set your lawn up for success this fall and winter, call California’s trusted, friendly lawn care and pest control expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at

Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.

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