A Checklist for Fall Lawn Care

Many people think that fall means that they can spend less time caring for their lawn.  You may spend less time mowing or watering, but there are other things you should do to ready your lawn for the different seasons. 

Mowing and Watering

It is essential that you mow and water your lawn as needed.  Your mower should be at the lowest setting during your last few cuts of the season. 

Water your grass and other plants as needed throughout the fall months. 


Aerating your lawn in the fall will allow it to be healthier.  Aerating allows oxygen, water, and fertilizer to reach the roots of your yard.  You can aerate your lawn yourself or hire a professional to aerate and fertilize in the fall.

Rake the Leaves on Your Lawn

Some people won’t clean up leaves that fall throughout the season.  It is best to rake them as they fall because they will get wet and then cause fungal diseases.  The soggier the leaves in your lawn get, the more damage they can do to your yard.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn helps your grass remain healthy throughout the winter.  If you do fertilize, the later fall months are an ideal time of year.

Fill in Holes

If you have holes or bare spots in your yard, then you should fill them in during the fall months.  Mulch, grass seed, and fertilizer mixed will create a way to speed up the growing process, so you don’t have bare spots any longer.  This mixture will stick throughout the year and come back as lush grass in the spring. 


Taking care of weeds in the fall months will lessen the likelihood that they will return in the fall.  If you have a big weed problem, we can help you control the weeds in your lawn and landscaping this fall, so your yard is easier to manage when it grows back.

If you don’t have time to prepare your lawn for the colder months in the Medford, Oregon area, Bumgardners Landscape can assist you with getting it ready!