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Fall Lawn Maintenance

The Ideal Fall Lawn Care Schedule: A Quick Guide

Lawn Care / August 15, 2022

Lawn care doesn’t end with the growing season. There are important steps to take for lawn maintenance in the fall to prepare for winter and make sure your lawn survives until the spring.

The experts at Lifestyle Outdoors compiled this quick guide to everything you need to include in your fall lawn care schedule

Early Fall (September 1st to October 1st)

By taking a few simple steps in the fall, you can make the rest of your lawn care schedule more effective.

Lawn reseeding

If you need to reseed your lawn due to summertime drought or other common lawn problems, Labor Day weekend is the best time to do it. The worst of the summer heat has passed and there’s enough time for the new grass to take root before the first freeze.

Related: Learn more about lawn reseeding


Lawn aeration is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn annually. Aeration makes fertilizing more effective and improves the health of your yard.


Late summer is a great time to pull those weeds still hanging around. Weeds are much easier to take care of in the fall than when they’re growing back in the spring.

Mid Fall (October 1st to November 15th)

Mid fall is where you start to see the really familiar parts of a fall lawn care come into play, and is where the bulk of the work happens.

Leaf clean up

Probably the most familiar part of fall, leaf clean up will really need to happen throughout the season, but especially in October when the leaves have really begun to pile up.

Perennial cut back

Once you start seeing your perennials turn brown and die off, it’s time to cut them back. Pruning them encourages new and healthier growth in the spring.

Pest control

Pests are preparing for the winter just like we are, it’s important to get ahead of them. Making sure your lawn and property has a secure perimeter is a must.

Related: Pest Control in Kansas City


You should continue mowing until your lawn goes dormant. Mowing your lawn low enough to the ground will encourage it to go dormant and will also protect it through winter.

Late Fall (November 15th – December 1st)

Winterize Irrigation System

Preparing your irrigation system for the winter can prevent damage and save you money in the long run.

Last fertilization

The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the fall. The cool-season grasses that thrive in Kansas take in about 75% of their nutrient requirements in the fall. The plant will store them in the root system and use it for the green up in the spring.

Related: Complete Timeline for Winter Plant Care

You can trust the team at Lifestyle Outdoor to take care of all the ins and outs of fall lawn care.

This guide is meant to be an overview of the necessary part of your fall lawn care schedule. Fall maintenance is more than just leaf removal. A comprehensive approach to fall maintenance  takes time and dedication. Why not ask the experts to handle it? 

The team at Lifestyle Outdoor are experts in fall lawn care for HOAs and private residences. We can customize your maintenance plan to fit your needs. 

Reach out to set up a site visit or use our online quote tool to learn about the difference THE white-glove service with a green thumb can make for all your lawn maintenance needs.