Fall has officially arrived! Not only will the leaves be changing – so will our lawn care practices. You might be surprised to know that fall can be a critical time for yard care. Lawns that are healthy and well-tended will look better and are less likely to require extra fertilizers or pesticides. You can care for your lawn and plants in a way that keeps them healthy and also protects water quality:
• Remove fallen leaves. Rain and melting snow will carry leaves through storm drains directly to nearby streams. The nutrients in leaves can harm aquatic life but are great for composting. Mulch some of the leaf litter into fertilizer for your lawn or garden if you can. Too many fallen leaves can smother your lawn, exposing it to mold and disease. Get ready for the City's fall leaf collection program, beginning Nov. 2: https://bit.ly/2PBc5uf.
• Aerate your lawn. Aeration punches small holes in the lawn to circulate air, water and nutrients in the soil. It encourages good rooting and helps water penetrate your lawn.
• If you need to fertilize your lawn, fall is the right time to do it. According to CSU Extension, effective lawn fertilization starts in early fall when applying fertilizer promotes healthy root systems and hardy lawns. Always read the labels carefully and apply fertilizer according to instructions.
• Properly dispose of yard waste. By responsibly disposing of leaves and yard waste, you can prevent excess nutrients from entering our waterways.
The City of Longmont offers curbside leaf collection each fall.
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