Summer is gone. Trick or Treating – what there was of it this year — is over. There is no denying that we are full-swing into autumn.
While this time of year offers a lot of beautiful seasonal changes with the brightly colored leaves, cooler air, and anticipation of even bigger holidays, it is also the first phase of nature around us beginning to shut down for winter. Those leaves will dry out and fall everywhere and the cool air will begin to turn colder. Brightly-colored leaves become brown and fragile, and lawns fade to dry, hard, yellow and brown patches. But all is not lost!
Spruce up that yard
While you may not be able to do anything about all of those leaves except maybe clean them up, your lawn does not have to fall to ruin. See what we did there? Actually, autumn can be a good time to install a new artificial lawn or yard. Rather than competing with more requests for work, options for hiring may be better and quicker One of the best benefits though is that the weather will make doing the job a bit easier on the install. Working when it’s a bit cooler, will make things more comfortable and an easier go for the crew. That could mean a faster install.
Time to show off
So, you have your new lawn or yard and it’s still just the peak of autumn. Imagine the envy of neighbors with those patchy brown yards when they go out to rake those leaves and prep that lawn for winter. As grass dies and wears into patches, it’s time to start fertilizing in earnest for next year. Also, watering becomes important again for a while because the ground is hard and it’s tougher for oxygen to permeate the soil to keep those roots healthy. Not so bad is you’re in an area that gets decent snow, but if not … This is also the time to do some seeding if you want that spring lawn to come in looking good and strong.
On the flip side, your new turf will still look fresh and green like a summer yard. Other than the inevitable leaf maintenance, you have none of the worries of maintaining real grass.
Enjoy the holidays
Now that you’re saving money on water and lawn maintenance, you can use some of that extra cash for the holidays ahead. Splurge more on gifts or that big fancy dinner!
Here’s another great benefit of that syntactic lawn: it stays softer than that real frozen lawn out there. How perfect is that for that after Thanksgiving dinner game of family football?
If you are interested in installing artificial grass for your lawn or yard, contact us and we can discuss the possibilities with you! And, if you’re in an area where you worry about those big winter storms, contact Turf Prep and we can help you with that as well!