Outdoor Living

Lawn care isn’t just a summer affair

(NC)—The work you invest in September, October and November will not only keep your lawn looking beautiful all fall, but ensure it has a proper foundation for healthy growth come spring. Hold onto the last days of summer with these fall lawn care tips from The Home Depot Canada:

Keep on cutting—Grass needs to be cut and maintained regularly until it stops growing (depending on where you live, this should be in October or early November). When your lawn is still growing, it needs at least a half inch of water each week to continue to build up its root system going into winter. So if it is a dry fall, keep the sprinkler handy.

Fertilize freely—September and October are ideal months to apply fertilizer to keep your lawn well-fed in advance of winter. Using a fertilizer like Vigoro Ultra Turf Fall Fertilizer will help maintain root growth, and provide vital nutrients that can be stored once the ground freezes.

Pre-plant—Early fall is the perfect time to seed a lawn that might be in need of some repair. Weeds that come with warm weather will die off as the weather cools, providing more lawn space for new grass to grow. If the grass can sprout in the fall, it will most likely come back healthy and full in the spring.

Keep it clean—Come fall, gardening tools should be cleaned and stored safely. Garage units, like the Workforce Tall Storage Cabinet, are ideal for making the most of the space available. With three adjustable shelves, four adjustable tool hangers and no tools required for assembly, this unit will keep your seasonal equipment neatly and safely organized.

For more helpful fall lawn and garden tips visit www.homedepot.ca or your local The Home Depot store.



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