From Nature’s Lawn & Garden:
“Late Fall Lawn Tips (Northern Lawns)
“1. Gradually lower your mowing height once you notice that the lawn growth is slowing down. This usually happens around Columbus Day. Don’t scalp it down all at once, but make sure it is short before the snow flies.
2. Keep leaves from matting on the grass and avoid unnecessary foot traffic or heavy machines when the soil is soft and wet. This compacts the ground, makes ruts and causes future weeds.
3. Stay off when a light frost covers the lawn.
4. Seed bare and thin spots. If it doesnâ€™t grow this fall, some of it will sprout in mid-spring next year.”