Is your lawn ready for this upcoming winter? Not many people know that there are some things you can do to to your lawn to help it be healthier and greener once spring comes around. Here are a few winter lawn care tips to help you out:
Winter Lawn Care Tips
- Clean up your lawn: It is crucial not to leave debris, leaves, or toys out on the lawn. These things can smother the grass, create disease conditions, and cause the inhabitance of insects, mice and other damaging pests.
- Lower the cutting height of your mower: Just by a notch or two the last couple of times you mow. Long grass can smother itself, cause disease, and is at risk of damage from freezing and thawing conditions. Make sure not to cut the grass so short to the point you’re exposing the crown of the plant to extreme conditions.
- Be wary of lawn traffic. Under snow cover or exposed to the elements, dormant grass will tolerate a moderate amount of traffic. However, a heavily worn path will be slower to green up in the spring and cause compaction. Shovel away snowy and icy pathways to help encourage people to not walk across your lawn.
- Know weather conditions. Turf is very resilient and can tolerate an extreme winter but extreme conditions can be harmful overtime. It might be a good idea to chip away some exposed ice in a low spot if you know a blizzard or deep freeze is on the way.
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