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Winter Lawn Care Tips

As the temperature falls in winter, people often drop the lawn care and maintenance ideas too. They think that the garden doesn’t need much attention because of the slow grass growth. But, that is not the whole truth. The fact is that your lawn needs, even more, care and attention during the winter. And to help you with that, we have compiled some very easy and efficient tips for winter lawn care, to make sure that you know what to do and when to do.

1. Regular Mowing:

Don’t think that your garden doesn’t need mowing in winter. Of course, the mowing frequency would be very less, depending upon the growth rate of the grass, but it needs to be checked and mowed.

2. Maintain Short Grass:

The best way to achieve this is to start working on it from the beginning of the fall. It shouldn’t be a shock for the grass; it should be a gradual process so that the grass gets used to it. Keeping the grass short has many advantages, including that it doesn’t serve as a hiding place for small organisms like rats, which can be dangerous for you and your family.

3. Don’t Forget To Aerate The Soil:

Although the best time to aerate the soil is in the fall season, if you didn’t know that or somehow forgot to do it in the fall, do it now. Aeration allows the oxygen, fertilizers, water, and other nutrients to reach the roots easily, keeping the plants healthy. It also helps in preparing your lawn for the spring, without much damage.

4. Raking Is Important:

If you keep putting off the idea of raking the leaves in winter, the leaves could stick to the blades of the grass, causing suffocation and depriving the grass of necessary nutrients and sunlight. So, raking is necessary for winters too. Though you don’t have to do it 100% because decomposed leaves also act as manure for the grass, but you also have to keep a check on it. Mulching is another good idea as it helps in protecting the grass during winter.

5. Use Fertilizers:

This is the most important lawn care tip for winter. You need to understand that even if the grass blades have a slower growth rate above the ground in winter, the grass roots continue to grow at a rapid rate underneath. They require proper nutrition for a healthy growth and also to maintain the grass till next spring.

6. Keep The Lawn Clean:

There should not be anything, like a toy or a hose or any furniture item, on the lawn during the snowfall. Remove any item that you see in the lawn because when the snow falls, any such item can create a dead spot in the lawn, which are not at all good for the grass and have long lasting effects.

7. Keep Watering The Lawn:

Don’t think that you don’t have to water the grass in winter. Of course, you don’t have to water with the same frequency as you do in summer or spring, but you don’t have to stop completely. Watering keeps the nutrients flowing in the soil and helps in keeping the grass and other plants healthy.

8. Stay Away From The Lawn:

In winter, the grass stays wet or frosty all the time and is more prone to getting damaged. So, try to stay away from the grass as much as you can.

If you follow these lawn care tips strictly, you would never face any trouble with your lawn and your lawn would stay healthy, lush and green forever. Still, if you face any difficulty with your lawn or don’t have time to maintain it, don’t hesitate from calling your lawn care service.