This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn

 


Article by: Jeff Hansen

In the summertime, one sees many St. Louis homeowners toiling on their lawns , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here to make sure they are perfect. Autumn , Controlling Aphids lawn chores are just as important - they prevent winter , Garden Planning damage to your lawn, , Soil PH...An Important "Key" To Successful Gardening--In Plain English and help ensure a beautiful , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try Planting These turf once winter , Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power thaws.

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Continue mowing your lawn , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice regularly throughout the fall, , Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power setting your mower's blades at 3-1/2"¬Ě. Never remove more than 1/3 of grass' standing growth because this inhibits photosynthesis, which is vital to the health of your lawn. , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? Proper mowing techniques aid in the development of healthy , How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing root systems and help lawns , Spring Rose Care - The Easy Way resist weeds, , In Garden Design, Less Is More disease, , Growing Vegetables and Fruit by Organic Gardening insects and thatch. At the end of autumn, , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias stop mowing your lawn , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project once the grass , Soil PH...An Important "Key" To Successful Gardening--In Plain English starts going dormant, which is easy to tell.

You can also keep your grass , Birch Leaf Miner green and strong this fall , The Care of Cattleya Orchids by leaving grass , Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard clippings on your lawn , How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing to produce organic , The Magic of Annual Vines mulch. The shorter the clippings are, the quicker they decompose and nourish your grass. , Controlling Aphids

Water, Water , Garden Planning Everywhere

Autumns in St. Louis might not feature , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form the scorching heat , Planning A Butterfly Garden of our summers, , Grass Clippings but your lawn , y, Fun Garden Plants still needs plenty of water , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try Planting These to stay healthy. , Birch Leaf Miner This fall, , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form water , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? your lawn , Creating Cutting Gardens two or three times a week, preferably in the early morning to prevent diseases , Want to Stamp Your Patio? from forming, for 30 to 45 minutes per zone. This will result in approximately one inch of water , Furniture Benches Are Perfect For Every Outdoor Space per week, and ensure that the water , Choosing the Right Mower is absorbed below the root , Garden Planning area, as shallow watering promotes weed , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby growth and prohibits deep roots , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here from forming.

Autumn Aeration Gets the Air , Indoor Waterfalls Moving

To keep your lawn healthy , Furniture Benches Are Perfect For Every Outdoor Space throughout this winter, , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden aeration is important to any fall , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening lawn care plan. , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I t? Annual , Spring Rose Care - The Easy Way aeration allows air, , The Care of Cattleya Orchids nutrients and water , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening to circulate within the soil , PH...An Important "Key" To Successful Gardening--In Plain English to feed grass , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try Planting These roots, and it also allows our hard clay soil , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby to absorb nutrients.

The day before aerating your lawn, , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening drench your grass , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here with water , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice for 30 to 45 minutes per area. The next day, walk back and forth across your lawn , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here using a manual or mechanical aerator. After aerating, fertilize once with a slow-release turf grass , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden formula and continue your regular watering schedule, but avoid mowing your lawn , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden for a minimum of three weeks. If homeowners are unsure of how to , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant? aerate, they can consider hiring a professional lawn , In Garden Design, Less Is More care company.

Fall is the Perfect Time for Seeding

Fall in St. Louis brings cooling temperatures, , y, Fun Garden Plants but the remnants of summer , Back Yard Landscaping warmth are often with us throughout the season. , Basic Chainsaw Maintenance One of these welcome guests is warm soil. , Handcrafted Garden Bridges Builds Traditional Arched Span Bridges with Modern Flair Combined with the comfortable temperature, , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? this makes fall , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby the best time to seed , Grass Clippings your lawn. , Tips for Buying Plants Online Seed , Spring Rose Care - The Easy Way germinates faster and warm soil, , Teak Outdoor Furniture but doesn't get burned by the excessive heat , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now of summer. , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal New seedlings establish themselves quickly in these ideal conditions, and are allowed a chance to prepare for winter. , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby

Two general seeding techniques are appropriate for the St. Louis area, depending on the current condition of your lawn. , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice Slice seeding is a method used for stressed lawns , Back Yard Landscaping that need renovation, but eliminates the need to strip and till the existing turf. Slice seeders are available for rent at many local , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? rental centers. The equipment slices the sod and precisely plants , Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs new seed , Growing and Preserving Cut Flowers into the earth, , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias allowing the lawn , Soil PH...An Important "Key" To Successful Gardening--In Plain English to regenerate from within.

Another, more common and simple seeding technique is called overseeding, which typically is best performed after aeration. Overseeding makes use of a rotary or drop spreader, which are small and relatively inexpensive to purchase at home , Birch Leaf Miner improvement centers and hardware , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees stores. Hand held models are available for small areas, while larger, push units are ideal for larger lawns. , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? Overseeding is appropriate for lawns , How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing in good general health, which simply need some sprucing up for strength and fullness.

Your choice of seed , Garden Accessories is just as important as the method of seeding you employ. A fescue blend is ideal for St. Louis, with new, stronger varieties being introduced each year. Many fescue blends are disease , Wild Flowers and drought , Birch Leaf Miner resistant, and bounce back well from the stress of summer. , Mosquitoes in Your Garden? Try Planting These Avoid fine bladed fescues because they are not resilient to humidity, traffic or disease. , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form

Regardless of which seeding method is right for you, mow your lawn , Storage Sheds to a height of 1-1/2 to 2 inches and bag all clippings prior to seeding. After seeding, lightly water , Want to Stamp Your Patio? the lawn , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening three or four times daily to keep the seed , Planning A Butterfly Garden moist. Apply 1 lb / 1000 square feet of quick release nitrogen fertilizer five weeks after germination, and repeat in another six weeks. When the grass , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal reaches 3 inches tall, set your mower's blades at 2 inches for the rest of the fall. , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias When spring , Handcrafted Garden Bridges Builds Traditional Arched Span Bridges with Modern Flair arrives, your lawn , Basic Chainsaw Maintenance will be fresh and luxurious rather than worn out from a cold winter. , The Care of Cattleya Orchids

More Mulch for the Lawn , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening & Trees, , In Garden Design, Less Is More Please

Many homeowners think of mulching as a spring , Planning A Butterfly Garden task, but fall , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now mulching is in many ways more important. Applying a fresh blanket of mulch around trees , Controlling Aphids and landscaping , Want to Stamp Your Patio? will insulate the soil , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening and root , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way systems from the winter , Grass Clippings cold. Once spring , Tips for Buying Plants Online arrives, simply freshen up the mulch by turning it over with a rake, or add a thin layer of new mulch.

Recent studies have shown that the best type of mulch for your trees , Creating Cutting Gardens and shrubs , Storage Sheds is a premium blend, organic , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? mulch. Organic , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form mulch produces more microbial nitrogen, allowing trees , Lawn Mower Guide - How to Prepare your Lawn Mower for the Season and plants , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? higher nutrient uptake, than non-composted mulch, which is typically made from tree , Garden Planning bark, and actually takes nutrients away from your plants. , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard?

Before applying mulch to trees , Spring Wild Flowers and shrubs, , Garden Benches - What They Are remove all weeds , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now and grass , Teak Outdoor Furniture from the areas to be covered. Rake two to four inches of mulch into a flattened doughnut shape over these areas, keeping the mulch at least six inches away from trunks. Form a "moat"¬Ě around the base of the tree , Teak Outdoor Furniture or plant , Teak Outdoor Furniture to help catch water, , Spring Rose Care - The Easy Way and leave a small gap between the mulch and the edge of the surrounding lawn. , Handcrafted Garden Bridges Builds Traditional Arched Span Bridges with Modern Flair

Aside from its functional uses, mulch can add color , The Care of Cattleya Orchids and beauty to your lawn , Storage Sheds this autumn. , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening Mulch is available in numerous colors, , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees ranging from golden tan to rich mahogany to nearly black, and even organically dyed varieties, which are less likely to bleed or bleach, and will not harm your lawn. , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal

St. Louis is experiencing unseasonably warm weather , Basic Chainsaw Maintenance right now, so take advantage of the situation and begin your autumn gardening , Handcrafted Garden Bridges Builds Traditional Arched Span Bridges with Modern Flair tasks. Not only will your lawn , The Care of Cattleya Orchids look nice throughout fall, , Controlling Aphids but you will have less work to do in the springtime.
Jeff Hansen is president of Hansen's Tree , Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant? Service, a full-service tree , BBQ Food is the Mental Cue that Summer is Here and lawn , Wild Flowers care company that performs diagnosis, treatment, pruning, , The Care of Cattleya Orchids tree , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden removal, stump removal and lawn , In Garden Design, Less Is More care. Hansen's is fully accredited by TCIA and ISA, and serves residences and companies throughout the entire St. Louis metro area. With nine fully certified arborists on staff, Hansen's educates the public on the values of proper tree , Planning A Butterfly Garden and lawn , Garden Accessories care, its maintenance and the importance of environmental , Grass Clippings responsibility. For more information , Grass Clippings visit http://www.hansenstree.com

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