There are a few tricks you can do in the Fall, however, that will improve the appearance of your lawn come Spring.
1. Lawn Aeration
August and September can be very dry, leaving your lawn brown and your soil tightly compacted. Aerating the soil pokes holes into your lawn, helping air, water, and nutrients to reach grass roots. This makes the roots stronger and causes them to plunge deeper, not only enabling them to withstand longer periods without rain, but making your lawn thicker and more robust.
If you are enrolled in a lawn care service program, a fall aeration may be included in your plan. If it's not, call to check on pricing.
In addition to fall aeration, many companies also offer slice seeding where grass seed is dropped into the furrows created by the slicer, placing it in direct contact with soil instead of laying on top of the ground.
You can also aerate the lawn yourself by renting at aera…