Should I Fix My Lawn Now or Wait Until Next Year? Tips for Lawn Repair in WI & MN


Sorry, procrastinators.

When you ask “Should I fix my lawn now or wait until next year?” you probably want us to say, “Oh, whenever you get around to it is fine. Bake some brownies first. Plan that weekend getaway.”

But the sooner you start working on your lawn, the sooner you’ll get results.

What if it’s winter? Or fall? Shouldn’t you always start lawn repair in spring or summer?

You might be surprised.

Here’s a look at lawn repair timing, based on each season, so you know how to take action no matter when you happen to be reading this.

Eau Claire, WI & Minneapolis, MN Lawn Repair in Fall

Fall is the best time to begin lawn repair in our area.

It’s the perfect time to start fixing your lawn for barefoot season next year.

Fall temperatures are cooler and there’s more rain in the fall — both good for lawns.

Weeds aren’t as all-consuming in the fall as they are in spring and summer.

Lots of elements are in your favor.

Fall is also a great time for one of the greatest tools for lawn repair — aeration and overseeding.

Lawn Professional Overseeding LawnAeration uses a machine to pull out tiny cores of soil from your lawn, allowing water and oxygen to get to the roots. You can almost hear your lawn sigh with relief.

When your soil becomes compacted, your lawn can't breathe. Its roots can't take in water or nutrients, which weakens your turf and opens the door for disease and weeds.

Aeration is sometimes followed by overseeding, as the holes created by aeration are perfect new homes for grass seed.

So, the quick answer: Fall is always best for beginning lawn repair.

Is Fixing Lawn in Winter a Thing?

There’s no way to start WI or MN lawn repair in the winter, right? Just toss some more logs on the fire, pour some cocoa, and forget about it.

We love cocoa as much as the next guy, but there’s always something you can do to start getting your lawn in shape — even if it’s just to plan for it.

Good lawn care companies book up fast. We can only handle so much work.

So use winter to plan for lawn repair next season before our calendar gets full.

Reserve your spot — then you can get back to that cocoa.

Is Spring the Best Time to Fix My Lawn?

Spring is a good time to start to fix your lawn, but there is a small obstacle this time of year.

You’ll need to arrange for a special program for fertilizer and weed control that works with your new grass seed.

lawn professional applying fertilizer for lawn repair in WI and MNHere’s why: If you’re on a traditional fertilizer program, crabgrass preventer is applied in the spring, and that keeps grass seed from growing.

So you’ll need to use different products than usual if you want to start fixing your lawn in the spring.

But some lawn repair tactics are great for spring.

If you have grubs, spring is the best time to take action.

The key to controlling grubs is to kill them before they hatch and begin to cause damage to your lawn.

Prevention is your best bet.

At RainMaster, we apply Grub Guard grub control right away in the spring during our first visit.

Then, you’re all set. Our product lasts throughout the entire growing season.

Is Summer Perfect for Lawn Repair?

This might surprise you: summer is actually the worst of the four seasons to embark on a lawn care program at your home in WI or MN. But it’s still better than doing nothing.

Your lawn faces a whole slew of challenges in the summer:
  • Heat
  • Lack of rain
  • Humidity that encourages lawn diseases

A lot of things are fighting you in the summer, especially if you don’t have an irrigation system.

That said, there are a couple things we can do in summer to start your lawn repair.

  • Test your soil pH. Important nutrients for plants tend to be available in soil when the pH is at the correct level. If your pH is off, your grass won’t get the nutrients it needs, even if you fertilize regularly. If your soil’s pH level is out of whack, we can add the right soil amendments to bring it to the right level.
  • Apply fertilizer to get crucial nutrients to your lawn’s hungry roots ASAP.
  • Start to get weeds under control. Most of those aggravating weeds you see in your lawn actually got their start the year before. So zap them as soon as possible.

Ready to Fix Your Lawn Now? Get Started with RainMaster

So, we have no idea what time of year it is as you’re reading this, but our answer to “Should I fix my lawn now or wait until next year?” is always “now.”

While you’re putting off fixing your lawn until next month, next season, or next year, the problems plaguing your lawn are just getting worse — which means a bigger battle when you do start your Minneapolis or Eau Claire lawn repair.

Call us any time and we can get you started with whatever action is appropriate for the season.

Lawn crew discussing lawn care programs with RainMaster Customers

We offer three different levels of lawn care programs, based on the results you’d like, how fast you want to see results, and your budget.

  • Luscious Lawn is a high-end, proactive program that will promote amazing lawn care results. This is the program to choose for the quickest and best results, particularly if your lawn needs a lot of help.
  • Terrific Turf, a mid-level option, is our most popular program to grow a thick, green lawn and deal with most challenges.
  • Healthy Habitat is a basic plan that includes the elements you need for a better lawn.

When you’re ready to put your trust in us, we can’t wait to meet you — and help you make the best choices for your lawn.

Want to be confident about your choice for lawn care services? Request a quote today! We’ll review your lawn care options together so you can make a great choice. Then, you can finally enjoy your lawn and stop worrying about it.

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