Having lived in Indianapolis for the majority of my adult life now, I became somewhat familiar with the needs and requirements of my lawn. I really enjoy having a good looking lawn and will do what I can to keep it looking nice as affordably as possible. We used TruGreen while in Indianapolis for a couple of years until the finances got tight and that was one of the luxuries on the list that could get cut pretty easily.
Now that we've moved to Tennessee the lawn and grass at our new home is pretty different. During the summer we had a bit of an issue with some grayish-silver mold growing on patches of the grass. I believe it was due to the regular and drenching rains we were getting each week and the yard never really drying out completely.
The weather down here is starting to chill for the winter. People think it's getting pretty cold, but by body is still on an Indiana thermostat, so I think it feels great and still walk around in shorts and a t-shirt frequently. The lawn however definitely looks like winter is here. Large brown patches where the grass is going dormant for the winter and lots of leaves covering various areas as they fall off of the trees.
One of the other items I've noticed as the weather got cooler is we have a very active mole or moles in our yard. The infographic below confirms that during the winter months the lawn becomes a place for rodents to more actively burrow and live through the winter. Makes sense and I would prefer them live there than in my house or the crawlspace of the house or garage. There's lots of other helpful information in the infographic as well you should take a look at if you want to learn a little more about what happens with your yard in the winter months.
If you visit the TruGreen website, you'll also be prompted to enter your zip code. Go ahead and do it, when you do, they'll give you some specific lawn care information and tips for your area. The one I received today when I went there was the following item:
If you really want to geek out on learning more about your lawn. Go check out the TruGreen YouTube page, there are loads of videos for you to watch about various components of taking good care of you lawn. Regardless of whether or not you decide to hire a company like TruGreen to help you have a gorgeous lawn all year round, I believe a good consumer is an informed one. Educate yourself. Learn what you need and learn what questions you should ask when you do talk to a service provider that's going to be doing work for you and your home.
For more fall and winter lawn care tips, check out this article too Good Fall Lawn Care Tips for the Sake of Spring and Summer