Fall is Here, Time to Fix up Your Grass

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Spring is the time for cleaning up your home and getting ready for the outdoor months, while fall is the time for outdoor preparations, home maintenance and more for the upcoming winter and the far off spring months. While you have enjoyed your manicured and pain-staking beautiful lawn all summer; its fall, and that means fixing up your lawn and preparing for next year's gorgeous grass.

The end of summer and beginning of fall is when grass and lawn specialists suggest you fertilize and seed your grass to ensure the best turnout next spring. Whether you need to seed, fertilize, sod or start over, make sure you have a dumpster rental big enough to handle all of your excess waste.

Check out these tips from a local lawn and garden expert at a local hardware store:

1. Choose the best grass seed for your area. If Kentucky Blue Grass grows best in your area, make sure it is in the grass seed mix you choose. Also make sure you don't choose only one type of grass because if disease or specific-grass feeding insects come through and wreak havoc on your lawn, you might be left with nothing but dirt and weeds. By choosing multiple kinds of grass, you ensure that you will have grass, even if it isn't as lush as you might hope.

2. Got Weeds? Aerate your lawn to remove weeds. Use weed and feed in the spring and every two months throughout the summer to help keep weeds away. Make sure that you make a grass care regimen and stick with it year after year. By keeping up with your grass, you ensure that your lawn will be beautiful and lush for years to come.

3. Start From Scratch. If you absolutely have to, start from scratch. It can be a headache to rip up your lawn and start all over again, but with some lawns, it might be necessary. If sod is too expensive, consider cultivating your lawn and starting over with new grass seed. This process is a longer and messier process, but you won't have the headache of multiple rounds of weed killer. However, weed maintenance is required.

Regardless of your lawn care choice, make sure you are taking care of your excess waste. If you are starting from scratch, make sure you have a dumpster to hold all of your extra twigs, plants, and any weeds you pick up.

Many trash companies will not pick up bags full of grass, simply due to the weight of the bags. If you are starting over, make sure you find a dumpster rental in your location. As always, find help from your local hardware store lawn and garden specialists when planning a lawn care regimen.

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