Lawn Care, fall, september, tips, dethatch, aerate, fertilize, new lawn, seeding lawn, mowing height The first day of fall this year is September 22nd. Understanding September lawn care needs will ensure your lawn thrives as the temperatures shift. 

5 Tips for September Lawn Care

With the arrival of September, there are several things you can do to support your lawn for the fall. Here are five you need to know.

Start a New Lawn or Seed

Do you have some bare spots or want to lay new sod? September is an excellent time for starting a new lawn or spreading seeds. 


Thatch is a layer between the grass and soil that create a barrier between the soil and green grass. It consists of interwoven accumulated dead grass and living grass shoots, stems, crowns, and roots. 

Thatch can harm lawns. It makes penetrating a thick thatch layer difficult, causing water to run off instead of soaking in. You can dethatch the yard by hand or call a professional lawn care service for the best results.  


Another September lawn care task is to aerate your lawn. Aeration is an important part of lawn care. It has many benefits, including better drainage, reduced soil impaction, and helps to control thatch. It also helps boost your lawn’s health and prevent pests and diseases that may harm it.

Mow Low 

It’s time to start dropping the height on your mower to around 2-2.5” to prepare for fall weather. 


September is the best time to fertilize your lawn for fall. The grass is recovering from a long hot summer. It may be coming out of drought-induced dormancy. So, you’ll want to give your lawn a fresh shot of nitrogen to push blade growth. 

Year-Round Lawn Care Made Easy

As we say goodbye to August and hello to September, your lawn is counting on you to keep it healthy thought the rest of the year. Keep it looking great year-round with lawn care services from Nichols Reliable Lawn Care & More. We know exactly what your lawn needs and when. Call today for a FREE estimate. 479.502.2192