By Gene And Katie Hamilton
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute knows that fall is the time to get the family yard prepped for cold weather. They encourages homeowners to do these four tasks this fall so they can have a fabulous family yard next spring. Homeowners who plan to put their home on the market in the spring will find these fall actions will spruce up their yard for spring.
1. Mulch your leaves -- instead of raking and bagging them is good for the family yard and the environment. As leaves decompose, they feed your lawn.
2. Keep cutting your grass until the first frost-- mowing at about 2-3 keeps your family lawn healthy when it turns cold.
3. Aerate in the fall -- this ensures water, oxygen and nutrients can get to the grass roots in your family yard.
4. Install smart controllers on irrigation systems to help conserve water because your family yard needs about an inch of water per week, even during the fall.
Here's a link for an infographic "Family Yard Fall To-Dos" about living landscapes and the family yard Family Yard Fall To-Dos and Saving Living Landscapes.
Don't want to do these jobs yourself? Find a contractor in your area to do the job at Home Advisor, a free referral service connecting homeowners with pre-screened contractors.
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