Lawn care this winter:
The cold winter months can bring on several stressors to your lawn. Freezing temperatures, and other elements can affect your lawn’s health during this season of dormancy.
What actions do you need to take to prevent damage and set yourself up for the greatest Spring season for your lawn this year?
How to Protect Your Lawn from Cold Weather
Clean up Yard Waste
Always Rake up leaves before the first snow. Any lawn debris can trap heat and moisture underneath causing a lawn disease called snow mold! Also, take in any toys/furniture that you enjoyed during the warmer months. The extra pressure on your lawn can cause soil compaction and prevent the roots from staying healthy during the harsh winter.
Modify Your Mowing Schedule and Height
Lower your mowing heigh every mow going into the winter. your lawnmower’s settings should lower as fall begins to rolls around. The nests and underground tunnels they create can cause damage to your turf once spring arrives. Try to have your grass as short as possible by late fall/early winter to protect any fragile new growth that emerges just before dormancy.
Aerate before the Cold Comes
Soil compaction causes water to pool. Winter can damage the roots of your grass. Aerate before the first frost to ensure your lawn’s roots have plenty of air and circulation when the temperatures reach freezing.
Knock Down Snow
Snow is heavy, and large amounts of snow piling on the branches of your trees and shrubs causes great strain to the plants. Use a broom to gently knock off the excess.
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