An approaching fall may have you thinking of harvest time, winter snow or getting ready for school. Before you wrap up the summer, there are a few steps you can take to keep your lawn healthy and prepare it for a vibrant spring. Find out how a few tractor or skid steer attachments can help you maintain your lawn this fall and make springtime lawn care a breeze.
Continue To Mow
Many homeowners fall behind on mowing at the end of summer. Cooler weather and fun fall activities often take priority, particularly after a summer full of mowing. It’s essential to keep up on mowing in the fall. The crown of the grass needs sunlight to reach it to keep it healthy all winter long. Staying ahead of your grass in the fall can make your job cutting and freshening up your grass in the spring easier.
A skid steer mower attachment makes quick work of large areas of grass. Unlike a riding mower, a skid steer mower is powerful enough to clear brush and small trees. It’s a great way to prepare an unused area to be seeded or watered and cut throughout the summer. Select a large mower to reduce the time of mowing your large yard or commercial property. Skid steer mowers are more convenient than professional mowers, since you can quickly remove the attachment and swap it out for a new tool to handle a different project around your property.
Remove Leaves and Debris
Large amounts of leaves on the ground can suffocate grass. Moisture and a lack of sunlight can cause fungal issues on your lawn. These issues won’t go away by spring on their own, and prevention is an easier task than fungus removal.
Other items can also affect the health of your lawn. Use a skid steer flail mower or grapple rack to clear roots, brush, large rocks and other debris from your lawn. This will help prevent dead spots and other issues that can occur over winter.
Add Fertilizer and Prevent Weeds
Many homeowners skip out on these essential steps until spring. While you may not see much grass growth in the winter, grass roots continue to grow throughout the cooler months. This means that fertilizer in the fall encourages a healthy and robust lawn in the spring.
In the same way, weeds continue to strengthen their roots throughout the winter. What was once a small weed with weak roots can become a nuisance in the spring if you leave it to grow all winter.
Use a mower, woodchipper and landscaping rake to clear fields and large areas of lawn of troublesome weeds and brush. Take the time to clear the area in the fall and it will make your springtime lawn care much easier.
Choose the Right Tools for the Job
Order a few skid steer attachments to make quick work of your lawn care tasks this fall. Find out how mowers, PTO wood chippers, grapples and other gear can improve the efficiency and power of your large yard lawn care toolkit.