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Autumn is Fall as in falling leaves

The trees are just starting to show some colour. Certainly not at the peak of colour, but just enough to let us know that autumn is around the corner, but we can be prepared

Do not let leaves accumulate on your lawn. If they become matted down, they have the potential to kill the grass. Of course, some leaves are small and do not pose a big a problem as some type of trees like maples and oaks. Or if you have a mower that will mulch the leaves into small pieces, then the leaves can be left on the lawn. As they decompose they will enrich the soil. But they must be small enough to not prevent the lawn from receiving adequate sunlight.

Even if your lawn has slowed down its growing, don't stop mowing yet. Mowing should be continued as long as the grass continues to grow, even if you mow less often. Continue to mow at a 3" mowing height until the last cut. When you think it is the last mowing, lower the blades a step or two. This way the grass blades are less likely to mat together and provide conditions that may allow diseases like snow mold to hurt the lawn.

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