TOM: If you’d like the healthy green grass of summer to come back next year, now is the time to prep your lawn for the fall and winter ahead. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: It may not look like it, but there’s a lot going on with your lawn during cold weather months. Its root system strengthens and new turf is in development.
LESLIE: You’ll like what you see next spring if you give your lawn attention right now. Start by reseeding the bare spots, then apply a winterizing fertilizer to encourage lawn development.
TOM: Weeds you see today leave seeds that will germinate and multiply once your lawn grows back in the spring. So apply a weed-control agent to prevent that kind of greenery from taking hold.
LESLIE: And if you’ve noticed your lawn has been bugged by bugs, address those pests right now as well. Killing grubs, for example, can prevents moles from building a superhighway of tunnels that can quickly ruin a lawn. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.