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Fall Lawn Care Tips from Conserva Irrigation of Chattanooga

Conserva Irrigation Offers the Best in Water-Efficient Sprinkler Systems, But It Is Only the First Step in Your Having A Great Lawn

The onset of fall can mean many things from the takeover of Pumpkin Spice in the grocery store to football and cooler temperatures. Now is also the time to start putting and executing your plan to protect your lawn in the coming winter months. Be ready this spring with the best-looking grass and landscaping in your neighborhood by having a solid fall lawn care routine. Execute the following plan with the four major steps before winter arrives and you can be assured that come spring your lawn will be looking great!

We call it the SWAT plan – Seed – Winterize – Aerate and Treat

Yes, your fall season checklist can easily be remembered with the acronym of SWAT. We understand it is a bit tongue in cheek, but it makes it simple to remember and will help you have that lush, green lawn with warmer temperatures bless us again come spring.

The First Step is Seeding

 Overseeding your lawn during the cool temperatures of the fall has many benefits. It will help to fill in any balding or thin spots of grass in your lawn and it will provide thicker, stronger grass to your existing turf. Thin spots occur from heavy use areas, kids playing, water runoff from strong summer storms, pets or any number of other reasons. Seeding now gives your new seed time to start to develop strong roots and be ready for an explosion of growth in the spring.

Second Step – Winterization

Protect your sprinkler system with a professional winterization from Conserva Irrigation of Chattanooga. We offer $115 winterizations that will help protect you from broken sprinkler heads and burst water lines during the colder nights and days of winter. Proper winterization is crucial to protecting your investment and having confidence that your system will be ready to go in the spring.

Third Step- Aerating Your Lawn

What does this mean? It is simple, having a professional use a machine that will puncture small holes over your entire lawn. These small holes allow your lawn to get the water, air, and nutrients it needs to winter safely and look great when warmer weather returns.

Fourth Step- Treat

The last thing you want is a yard full of weeds and other foreign matter. You want beautiful, green grass! Treating your lawn in the fall for weeds will keep those nasty, quickly attacking weeds at bay and will keep the grass in your lawn healthy. You can have a professional come in and treat for you or you can visit any big-box store and get some excellent products off the shelf. Just be sure to follow the directions very carefully and use the proper safety equipment if you go the self-service route.  

Be ready for winter and spring with the simple SWAT process and give us a call at (423) 680-6369 to schedule your professional winterization today from Conserva Irrigation of Chattanooga.

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