Maintaining a beautiful and healthy landscape requires you to give special attention to your lawn in all seasons. This includes winter as well. The harsh winter weather can make lawn care difficult. But grass is quite resilient and with little assistance from you, it will be able to bounce back and thrive. The following are some of the best things you can do for your lawn during the winter season.
As part of your fall cleanup ahead of the winter season, you should ensure that nothing is left behind on your lawn. This would include raking away all leaves and putting all your garden furniture, decorations, yard toys, hoses, and sprinklers away. Not only can they get damaged if left out in the freezing cold, but they will also affect the turf underneath them creating an ideal environment for mold and pests to damage.
Lawn work can be difficult during winter. But a little can go a long way in protecting your lawn from damage. Keep your driveway and walkway free from snow so that people don’t end up walking on your lawn instead. Also, don’t shovel snow onto your lawn especially towards the end of winter when new grass growth is starting to emerge. They can be damaged by the pressure of the snow and will not get the warm rays of sun they need as spring gradually approaches. This will cause a delay in the growth of grass, leaving you with a less desirable lawn when temperatures start to increase again.
Most people tend to stop watering their lawn when they notice the temperatures begin to fall. They simply assume that nature will take care of things automatically. While it is true that there’s more moisture during this time of the year, it is usually not enough to keep the roots hydrated going into winter. You can keep the sprinklers running until the end of October to maintain a good supply of water for your lawn.
You should work a pitchfork or gardening hoe through your lawn to create spaces between the soil that allow the effective distribution of water and fertilizer. This should be done as soon as you notice the temperature is starting to drop. You can also aerate again every 3 or 4 weeks during the cooler months.
Your lawn can grow green and healthy once the spring temperatures and conditions arrive. But for this to happen, you need to pay attention to it during winter. If you’re unsure about how to properly care for your lawn during the winter season, contact Impeccable Landscapes. Our professional lawn care experts can advise you on the best practices to follow during the chillier months of the year and provide you with the services your lawn needs.