lawn care, maintenance, prevent halloween lawn damage, tips to protect lawn, grass, yard, landscapingHalloween is closer than you think. It’s almost time to get out the lawn decorations, buy gobs of candy, and wait for that bell to ring. But before you do, check out these tips for how to prevent Halloween lawn damage. 

3 Ways to Prevent Halloween Lawn Damage

Have Halloween fun and still maintain your home’s curb appeal with these three tips.  

1. Prep Your Lawn

Get your lawn ready for the little ghosts and ghouls that will be running from door to door in search of treats. Here’s how. 

  • Make sure your lawn is clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris to avoid mold and disease from forming. 
  • Do not water your lawn on Halloween. Wet soil can leave your lawn susceptible to footprint damage and make the grass slippery. 
  • Mow your grass just before Halloween to the recommended height to protect it from matting from the foot traffic and decorations. 

2. Avoid Decorations that Harm the Lawn

Many popular decorations are harmful to your lawn. Inflatables and other decorations are fun and look great, but they’re the biggest grass-killing culprits. If you leave them out too long, they can smother the grass and lead to patches of brown, dead turf. 

If you just have to have the inflatables, consider putting them on your mulched flower bed, in the driveway, or on the porch instead. Or pack them away when the night is over.   

Natural decorations are the best way to prevent Halloween lawn damage. Consider using pumpkins, gourds, and straw bales. They make fantastic fertilizer. 

Pro Tip: Minimize weeds from springing up in the spring by removing all the seeds in your pumpkins and using straw bales instead of hay.

3. Clear a Path for Trick-or-Treaters

The best way to prevent lawn damage from foot traffic is to clear a path for your costumed guests. Here are some useful tips for leading them right to your door.

  • Use lighted decorations. A well-lit path will show your trick-or-treaters exactly where they should go. 
  • If the easiest way to your front porch is through your lawn, consider handing your candy out on the driveway instead. 
  • Avoid putting cemetery decorations in the center of your yard. Kids will be tempted to stomp on your grass to get some selfies. Instead, put the displays near the door. Or you could plan an eerie display along the edge of the lawn where it can double as a fence. 

All of these tips can help you prevent lawn damage this Halloween season. What other ways do you protect your lawn?

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