Tips For Autumn Lawn Care. The grass doesn’t seem to be in such a hurry to grow when fall comes along, so you don’t have to be in a hurry to pay attention to it. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Autumn is exactly the time that you need to pay attention to your lawn! It’s the perfect opportunity to prepare it for the next spring. This is the time when your grass is absorbing all the nutrients and moisture it needs to survive the winter. That’s why you should take steps to ensure that you end up with a healthy, beautiful lawn this spring. · Rake up all those fallen leaves, ASAP! If you leave them lying around, they can cause major problems for your lawn. They can get wet and stuck together from rain and dew and they can form a dense mat that’s likely to breed fungal diseases or suffocate the grass. · Keep fertilizing your lawn to ensure future growth. Grass roots and rhizomes grow quicker than the grass blades themselves during autumn, so that’s why it’s a great idea to give them all the good old nutrients they need, so that they can get a good start for the coming spring. · You also need to aerate the soil. The soil needs oxygen, water and fertilizer to reach to its roots. You can get a lawn aerator or hire a landscaping contractor to do the job for you. · If your lawn’s got bald spots, now is the time to fill it in. Get an all-in-one repair mixture and spread a thick layer of it in the bare area. Water it and then keep watering it daily for the next two weeks. · Don’t waste time with weeds. Get them out as soon as they appear. They’re sucking up all the energy, moisture and nutrients that your grass need to survive the winter and start up well in spring. · Don’t stop mowing your lawn just because it’s fall. Water it and mow it as usual, until the end of the season draws near. In that closing time period, you can then drop your lawn mower blade to the lowest level. By cutting, you allow more sunlight to reach all the grass, so that you would have less chance of it browning in the winter. That’s why it’s so important at this point in the season to keep your lawn mower running smoothly. Best of all, this annual maintenance can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run, because it helps you avoid major, costly repairs and premature replacement of the mower. Benefits of a tune-up include: · A lawn mower that starts quickly and runs smoothly at full power. · Extended mower life and the potential to avoid major repairs. · Reduced engine emissions, because the engine runs cleaner. · A small savings in the amount of gasoline used. You can come to us for help doing this. Also, if you are looking for mobile vehicle services in Ottawa, battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, or mobile car repairs, give us a call! Book your mobile vehicle services today! We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. Even better, we come to you, so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment.