Your Fall Lawn Questions Answered

As we get deeper into fall and our days grow shorter, and temperatures get cooler, we begin to transition our lawn health treatments to a fall pre-emergent designed to reduce fall and winter weeds. We also get a lot of fall-related lawn questions at this time of year, so we are sharing them and our answers with you today.

What do you recommend we do with leaves on our lawn and landscape?
Leaves left on your lawn for too long can lead to fungal problems, so it is good to rake or mulch them as you can. On the other hand, leaves in your landscape beds are good (think free mulch!)

Do you recommend installing plants in a landscape in the fall?
The answer here shocks most people, but the answer is yes. Fall and winter are two of the best times of the year in North Texas to install a landscape. When you install in fall, winter, and spring, you give your new plants time to establish before our hot and dry summer months, leading to deeper and stronger roots. And deeper and stronger roots are vital for plants to thrive in these hostile summer conditions. Village Green has the experience to install year-round and a plant warranty to give our customers peace of mind, but if you can cherry-pick the time of the year for your landscape, go with fall and winter.

What are the best plants to add fall color to our lawn?
We addressed this a few weeks ago (you can read the full story here.) We recommend pansies, violas, kale and cabbage, mums, cyclamen, pumpkins, and gourds.

Do I need to water my lawn in the fall?
YES. The most important thing you can do for your lawn’s health, other than working with Village Green, is to water the proper amount each of our four seasons in North Texas. You can download our free fall watering guide here.

If you need help with your lawn, landscape, or sprinkler system, 972-495-6990 or email [email protected] for more information. In business since 1980, we are locally owned and operated and have North Texas know-how and experience to deliver results and earn your trust.