Now that the weather is starting to cooling down – not by much for the Charleston area – it’s easy to forget about lawn care. That being said, it’s still important to keep up consistent lawn maintenance habits.
You won’t need to water your lawn as often now that the rain water won’t evaporate as quickly. It’s still important to monitor how much water your lawn is getting to make sure it won’t dry up.
A rain gauge is an easy way to do this. For more lawn water tips, check out this article from Lawn Doctor!
We don’t have too many deciduous trees down here in the Lowcountry but it’s still important to make sure to rake the leaves that do fall. If you don’t, those leaves will block out the sun and cause lawn fungi.
Keep Mowing the Lawn
The grass will start to grow slower in the fall but you still need to mow it. Make sure not to cut the lawn too short or it will damage the roots. Letting it get too long will cause it to get matted and make it more vulnerable to fungi.
Don’t Forget to Fertilize
Fertilizing the lawn now will help protect it for the winter. It will also promote healthy growth in the spring.
Lawn Care for Rentals
If you have a lawn and you’re renting the property, it’s best to check out your lease to see what your responsibilities are. If lawn care is listed as an owner responsibility then there’s no need to worry. However, if it’s listed as a tenant responsibility, we highly recommend that you follow the tips listed above.
If you are unsure of what exactly needs to be done, you can always contact your property manager and ask!