Landscaping by the Month: October

Posted on October 17, 2018

Uncertainty sits at the root of all New England seasons. October is the month of Halloween, apple picking, and pumpkin carving. While October activities never change, from costume contests to trick-or-treating, you never know what the weather will have in store for you. You’re just as likely to sunbathe on a sunny day as you are likely to hide inside from the first snowfall of the year. Inconsistent weather can make landscaping in Weston MA harder than it should be. Here are some lawn care tips no matter what the weather holds:


Aerating your lawn should be done twice a year. Sure, you can get by with just once a year, but twice is the best bet for a thicker lawn. By aerating your yard, you’re removing plugs of soil. This gives the roots and rhizomes of your grass room to thrive and grow deeper into the ground. Aerating your lawn lets oxygen and water reach the roots easier. You can aerate by hand or use a gas-powered aerating machine.


Another smart move concerning landscaping in Weston MA this October is overseeding. Fall is the time to fill in bald patches of lawn. You don’t want any brown leading into the winter. Seeding and overseeding will help keep your lawn prepped for the winter months. Thanks to the New England climate, grasses in Massachusetts take best in cold temperatures. Overseeding around a month before the first expected frost is optimal.


October is the time to prepare and repair. By aerating and overseeding, you’re preparing your lawn for the winter. Chances are that there are still repairs that can be done. Over the year, thatch can grow and thrive on your grass. If there’s a layer of thatch, you’ll need to dethatch your lawn this October. You’ll also need to clear the yard of debris like leaves that have fallen throughout the fall. Pulling out any weeds is a smart move too.

When it comes to landscaping in Weston MA, October is the time to aerate, overseed and repair. There are professional landscapers out there that can help with lawn maintenance. Contact Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry at 781-304-8900 or visit them online.