Your lawn may still be green and healthy-looking. But despite some nights that have already dipped below freezing, your lawn still needs your attention and maintenance. If you have been mowing your lawn to control the fallen leaves – that’s good, keep it up! Your lawn is still growing, although more slowly in cooler temps, and it is normal for it to continue growing well into November. It is not good to leave your lawn long over the winter, so if it’s been a while since you last mowed, take advantage of the warmer temps this week to do that final cut.
As far as mulching goes, I encourage it any time we can. Keep in mind that leaves and lawn clippings break down with microbial activity and microbial activity slows with cooler soil temperatures. Consider mulching the leaves that have fallen on your lawn as opposed to bagging. It’s less work, and it’s good for your lawn!
Mother Nature hasn’t helped in recent weeks with precipitation, so consider one last watering on your lawn. Wait until the temperatures are above freezing of course, and don’t forget to disconnect the hose from the house after you are done to avoid problems when the temperatures dip below freezing again.
As with most things when it comes to lawn care, there is not one answer that fits every situation. Common sense is the best policy when it comes to making decisions about what is best for your lawn.
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