As we progress towards the end of Summer and transition into Fall, this is an important time to start preparing your landscape for the Winter months. Make sure you apply a final application of fertilizer such as a 20-5-10 at the end of September. Also, raise your mowing height 1/4" to 1/2" over the last month of mowing. This will help protect your turfgrass root system over the winter from cold and wind dessication. Deep soak your tree root systems, especially young immature trees at least once per week until the leaves start to brown out as this will help with sugar and energy storage for the Spring. Finally, try to eradicate any weed and insect problems you may have prior to winter, so that your landscape can start fresh in the Spring without competition. If you have questions or concerns about your landscape please feel free to contact me at [email protected].