1. Continue to mow your lawn regularly to promote healthy growth.

2. Further into the fall season, mow your lawn shorter than normal to promote more growth to the root system. This will help over wintering die off.

3. Test soil, if necessary, to be able to make soil amendments in a timely manner before it’s too late.

4. Reduce watering (if irrigated) and monitor forecast to be able to supply adequate water to prevent stress. Over watering during this time period is just as dangerous ad underwatering.

5. Apply pre-emergent herbicides for winter weeds, and schedule post emergence treatments as necessary to maintain a healthy, weed free lawn.

6. Remove leaves and debris as necessary. Allowing debris to remain on your lawn too long will increase the possibility of disease, as well as reducing air flow, which is a necessity for a vigorous green up in the spring.

7. Finally, continue mowing your lawn until it stops actively growing. If need be, mow any weeds that grow during the winter months at the height of your final grass cutting.