Fall: It’s time for lawn rehab

Sep 17, 2021, 08:49 AM by Clark Pest Control in Anaheim, CA

In California and northern Nevada, no two lawns are exactly alike. They can differ by turf species, soil type, climate, location, how they are used, and how they are maintained. The good news is that Clark, your friendly pest control, termite, and grounds expert, can tailor a program with the specifics of your lawn and yard in mind to keep it healthy and looking good.

With September 22 – the first day of fall – nearly upon us, it’s a good time to be proactive and give your lawn and yard some TLC after a scorching summer. Lawns, shrubs, and trees take a beating during the summer. Fall opens a window for you to deliver some much-needed rehab to your yard.

Whole-yard protection

Fall is the right time to help your lawn recover from the stresses that summer heat and dry conditions have caused. Clark Pest Control offers a customizable Premier residential lawn care service.

The combination of fertilization, watering, and broadleaf weed control will help your lawn establish deeper roots that can promote thicker, healthier turf come spring. Overseeding thin or damaged areas of your lawn is also recommended, because fall is prime growing season.

Clark’s fall lawn care recommendations can include:

  • Application of a post-emergent herbicide to control broadleaf weeds and fertilizer to promote growth.

  • In flower beds, a pre-emergent herbicide will be applied to prevent weeds from germinating over the winter.

Four fall lawn care tips

  1. Remove leaves and debris: Leaves and debris left matted on your lawn surface block light and trap moisture, so they are not good for your lawn. Make sure to pick up any falling leaves and yard debris, because if you don’t, the grass under that decaying mat may die.

  2. Proper mowing: Keep mowing your lawn at least once a week in the fall and winter, and remember to avoid cutting it too short. A cutting height of 2½ to 3 inches is recommended. Cutting your lawn too short will curtail the root system and block its ability to recover over the winter. Regular mowing also gets rid of leaves by chopping them up and leaving behind a soil-enhancing mulch.

  3. Watering practices: Even with cooler temperatures and the prospects of winter rains on the horizon, it’s recommended that you water your lawn and plants at least once a week to help promote growth. Check irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads to make sure they are working properly, and adjust as needed.

  4. Overseeding: A dense, healthy lawn is the best protection against weeds. Overseeding thin or damaged areas will help build up your lawn. Remember that simply spreading seed on the ground isn’t the answer. The seed must be in contact with the soil and watered until it germinates.

Clark Pest Control’s Pest-Plus program lets you combine any lawn and garden services – like lawn fertilization, weed control, or tree and shrub fertilization – with our pest control and/or termite monitoring programs. You’ll receive a comprehensive umbrella service for all your pest and lawn needs together.

Clark Pest Control is committed to safeguarding your home from pests during these challenging times. Our service technicians use such personal protective equipment as gloves, masks, and respirators, they practice social distancing, they call ahead to notify you before a service, and they adhere strictly to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines when servicing inside or outside your home.

To keep your lawn, landscape plants and trees healthy and vibrant all year around, call (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at clarkcares@clarkpest.com for more information.

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.