Cyclone Rake Blog: September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Get Your Garage Ready for Fall

Cooler nights and a little less humidity mean fall is almost in full swing. Bringing order to your garage can leave you more time to enjoy fall, one of the best times for lawn and garden upkeep.

Seasonal Switch
The CycloneRake folds to six inches maximizing garage space.
Make your leaf collection equipment more accessible in the garage: rakes, blowers, and leaf vacuums for lawnmowers and garden tractors. If you stored an aerator, seeder or fertilizer spreader in a tool shed or barn, put it back into your garage, or wherever it is handiest to access. You may want to move the garden tiller out of the way, too, unless you’re planning a fall garden cover crop or lawn reseeding.

Get Ready to Aerate
Aerating in the late summer or early fall is often recommended for cool-season lawns. Aeration allows more oxygen into the soil, reduces soil compaction, stimulates root growth and helps improve soil drainage. Tune up and move your aerator to an easily-accessible spot in the garage where it’s ready when you need it.

Sort Out Seed and Fertilizer
Fall is also prime time for fertilizing and seeding lawns, with the cooler weather promoting perennial root establishment. If you stored leftover grass seed out of the garage, away from summer’s heat, move the seed back, nearby the seeder or spreader. Move fertilizers to locations in the garage where they may be more accessible to you but still safely out of reach from children and pets.

While you’re at it, you’ll probably find an untidy corner or other area in your garage that could use some early fall attention. Those few minutes spent organizing now mean less hassle for later outdoor tasks, leaving you more time to enjoy the fall beauty.