Winter, in practice, may not be the best time to take care of your lawn. It’s usually that time of the year when your lawn-mower peacefully hibernates in its garage nest and there’s a healthy undergrowth of unwanted weeds in your front yard. But there are a few things you can incorporate in your lawn maintenance, even in winter, that can keep your lawn lush and healthy-looking even in the harshest of weathers.
When you are approaching the end of summer, start cutting your grass shorter by setting the blades of your mower low each time you mow. This will help your grass cover thrive while it stays as short as possible so that it can gradually grow during the winter time. Keep a healthy supply of lawn irrigation going to ensure the grass doesn’t die-off due to shock.
Leaving the grass to grow too tall will welcome mice and other rodents in and it can be difficult to get rid of their burrow homes. They may also create bald spots by uprooting large amounts of grass in order to build their nests. So do make sure, the grass on your lawn is as short as possible and maintain a sporadic schedule of lawn irrigation.
Stray items in your lawn can be easily overlooked and left out on your lawn through the winter. Toys, small pieces of furniture, books etc. can be accidently left out there and can get buried under the snow. This can create dead spots under those objects, by virtue of their weight. So when the snow clears up, you can clearly see the spots of stunted or no growth, giving your lawn an unsightly appearance.
After you mow your lawn for the last time, give the general area, a sweep for stray objects. You can also give an occasional sweep every now and then during the winter season to keep the lawn area clean.
Prepare in Advance:
If you prepare your lawn and nourish it with a proper lawn irrigation schedule during the fall, there’s little you need to do in the winter. Your lawn will still healthy till the good days of spring arrive. Make sure you aerate your lawn well, giving it ample breathing space to sustain over the winter. Following a proper fertilization plan, taking care to keep the roots nourished will keep your soil, nutrient-packed all through the winter. Dead leaves that get collected around your lawn can rot and get moldy and potentially form dead spots. Rake away dead leaves periodically, and keep your lawn fresh and healthy. Avoid littering and keep it generally free of debris- organic and inorganic.
You only need to slightly amp up your schedule during the last days of the fall in order to prepare for the winter to come. So then you’ll be able to spend your days curled up inside with your family and not worry about your lawn until spring arrives. Or if you want to give your lawn, the pride of your house, that little extra TLC so that it stays in shape and color all-round the year contact us: http://staygreeninc.com/