Fall is a great time to lay sod for a variety of reasons! Cooler temperatures mean you don’t have to water as often because the ground retains moisture better than in the summer heat. The grass also grows slower in the fall so you don’t have to mow as frequently, and you may have better luck getting friends and family to come out and help when it isn’t as hot and muggy outside.
For existing lawns, fall is the ideal time to aerate your lawn. Aeration involves putting small holes into the soil with a spike, or removing a core or plug of grass and soil from the lawn. Doing so allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produces a stronger, more vigorous lawn. Aerating in the fall will break up compacted soil before the winter hits so that air and water can get at the roots.
Fall is also a good time to purchase your winterizer fertilizer, which should be applied in the first week of October. B&B Hoffman Sod Farms in Elk River supplies winterizer fertilizer, which prepares lawn for winter dormancy by helping lawns store food and build deep roots. It also improves spring green-up by providing nutrients that promote thick and rapid growth.
You can purchase low-maintenance Kentucky Bluegrass sod that is resistant to disease and weed-free at family-owned B&B Hoffman Sod Farms. Call us today at 763-434- 6572 or visit www.bbhoffmansod.com to learn more about our Kentucky Bluegrass and to get additional tips for fall lawn care.