Fall means school is back in session, football season is beginning, and your lawn is going to need some extra care to stay healthy and get ready for winter. Take a look at some of these great fall yard cleanup tips from Exmark to learn what fall cleanup steps you should be taking.
With the change in seasons, your lawn care routine is going to change to include less mowing grass with no build-up and more dealing with leaves and debris. The most important thing is that you get those leaves and that debris up and off your lawn. Exmark recommends bagging if you’ve got a lot of it to contend with.
The most important consideration when you’re bagging is the type of blade you have on your Exmark. Most Exmark mowers come standard with high-lift notch blades, which are good for many cutting conditions. However, for heavy bagging, you should be using the extreme blade. If you’re using the Ultravac system on the Lazer Z or the two-bag system on the Quest, the extreme blades do a few things for you:
- They create an aggressive lift that creates the vacuum and suction needed to pull up debris.
- They evenly cut up and break down everything on your lawn to help the system do its job more effectively.
Once you’ve cleaned most of your debris, you should switch back to mulching. Exmark professionals say that the last few cuts of the season should be mulching. If you use the Exmark Micro Mulch system, you’re able to put those nutrients back into the ground.
Finally, fall is the best time for aeration for cool-season grasses. Aeration is essential to ensuring that the roots of your lawn get plenty of air and the nutrients they need.
Now that you’re armed with these fall yard cleanup tips from Exmark, you can head out to take care of your lawn with confidence!
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