Winter is a time of year when many people don’t really pay attention to their lawns. If you are in charge of your garden, then you shouldn’t ignore it at this time. Here are a series of tips from our team that can teach you how to maintain your yard in the best way possible during the winter.
Before winter hits, or right when it’s in its early stages many gardeners begin to fertilize their lawns. The theory here is to prepare your lawn during the off-season to emerge rich and vigorous for the spring. When your grass is covered in snow it still requires adequate nourishment. Even if you think it’s a futile effort you’ll find that grass does much better when properly fertilized before winter totally sets in.
To Mow, Or Not To Mow …
Before the season ends, you want to make sure that you have your grass cut as short as possible. The issue with leaving your grass long is that when it freezes, it has a lot more area up in the elements that can cause it to break apart if there were to be a lot of wind or animals walking on it. Your grass will also be a target for pests if it’s overgrown, which creates dead spots from where they spend time.
Before it snows or your yard isn’t paid as much attention to because it’s cold, go and pick up fixtures from the yard that could cause dead spots to appear over the long-term. For instance, if you have a stray log on the yard and didn’t pay much attention to it because nobody needs to mow, it could leave a big patch where your grass is dead and difficult to get to regrow when spring rolls around. Furniture is another thing that may trap and kill grass under it, so be sure that before the season rolls around where you’re not in the yard as much that you clean it up to give the grass a chance to survive.
These winter lawn care tips are a good idea to put into place if you want a healthy yard. It’s good to stay on top of this all year so you can have the best chance at keeping the lawn in good shape. Regardless of your grade or distributor of turf these tips can save you a lot of trouble when other seasons roll around.