8 Fall Landscaping Myths You Need to Stop Believing
September 28, 2018
When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn brown, many people’s thoughts turn to bonfires, apple cider and Halloween. But hardcore gardeners know that it’s not quite time to lock up the garden shed! To help you get the most out of your late-season chores, here are 8 landscaping myths that have the potential to derail your autumnal bliss. Get set for winter the right way, and you’ll thank us in spring!
Myth: Once Summer Turns to Fall, it’s Time to Stop Mowing
This is one of those myths that appeals to everyone who’s just plain tired of mowing their lawn by the time fall rolls around. In fact, it’s important to keep mowing your lawn well into the fall season. As long as your grass keeps growing, keep cutting it!
The ideal length of your lawn depends on your climate, but most experts agree you should keep your grass about 3 inches long, with the last cut of the season taking it down to between 1-1/4 inches to 1-1/2 inches in length. That final cut serves two purposes: it prevents a build up of organic matter which can lead to disease, and it makes raking easier.