previous
  • 10 Combinations for Shade
    10 Combinations for Shade
  • Black Plants Done Right
    Black Plants Done Right
  • Go Green on the Patio
    Go Green on the Patio
  • Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
    Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
  • Rex Begonias
    Rex Begonias
  • 20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
    20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
  • Using Containers as Elements of a Design
    Using Containers as Elements of a Design
  • Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
  • Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
    Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
  • Planting the Right Way
    Planting the Right Way
  • Homegrown / Homemade
    Homegrown / Homemade
  • Pick Plants for Fragrance
    Pick Plants for Fragrance
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
    Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
  • How to Grow Mustard
    How to Grow Mustard
  • NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
    NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
  • 10 Seed-Starting Tips
    10 Seed-Starting Tips
  • Garden Design Basics
    Garden Design Basics
  • DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
  • Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
    Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
  • Plant Finder: Spring Plants
    Plant Finder: Spring Plants
  • Building Better Borders
    Building Better Borders
  • 3 Ways to Design with Containers
    3 Ways to Design with Containers
next

Autumn Turf Tips

Fall maintenance ensures your lawn looks good come spring

Length: 6:10

Autumn is the best time to work on your lawn. That's when cool temperatures return, the soil is still warm, rainfall is steady, and the competition for nutrients from weeds is relatively low. A maintenance program that includes aerating, fertilizing, and removing thatch will ensure that your lawn looks good come spring. John Fech is a horticulturist at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Shot by: Kate Geruntho Frank; Edited by Tom Olivares