Winter is coming… and there’s no better way to describe it. Ready or not, you can guarantee it’ll show up. Some of us are being vigilant and have been prepping our lawns for the winter months, others are too busy to even think about it. Either way, taking care of your lawn before winter hits can be very rewarding!
Here are a few tips to keep your lawn healthy:
Use Winter Fertilizer
For many lawn types, like fescue, winter fertilization typically takes place when the growth rate slows, or just after the last “full mow” of the season. Winter fertilizing gives your lawn a better chance of survival through the cold months and leads to healthier, greener grass in the spring.
Beware of Big Decorations
That awesome giant, animated, lighted reindeer in the center of your lawn is majestic. We think it’s awesome, but your grass may not feel the same way. Bulky or heavy objects can weaken or discolor your grass. Keep your lawn free of debris as much as possible and check under heavy items, like decorations, periodically for signs of lawn damage.
Keep off the Grass
Those classic signs of discoloration offer some solid advice. Excessive walking or driving on your lawn during winter months will weaken your grass and reduce the chances of it returning to a healthy state in the spring.