Winter is coming and it is time to prepare your lawn for it. Taking proper care of it before the cold hits is essential.
There are many things that you can do to make your lawn ready for winter and keep it from damage when the snow melts and springs comes around. Calling in a reputable fence company to erect a fence around your lawn will ensure cattle or other animals do not stray and destroy your lawn.
Here are 5 tips to prepare your lawn for the cold season:
Just because winter is just around the corner, it does not mean that you should stop mowing your lawn. Uncut grass that grows long creates an ideal place for snow mold to breed. So, keep mowing as long as you can.
To make sure that your lawn is well-prepared for the cold; make sure that you fertilize it well. Autumn is the perfect time for fertilization and it will provide the roots of the grass with nourishment.
Use Your Aerator
Aerating your lawn during autumn will provide proper and easy access to the grass’ roots for water, fertilizer and oxygen. It also helps to loosen the soil, which means that you will get lush, healthy grass when spring arrives.
Get Rid of Leaves
Leaving fall’s fallen leaves in your yard will do damage to your yard during winter. Get raking or take your lawn vacuum for a spin and get those leaves off the ground.
Cover up Bald Patches
If you want lush green grass in spring, you should use this time to make sure that bald spots on your yard are well-covered up. Hardware stores have mixtures for lawn repair that you can make good use of this fall.
Treatments Needed for Winter Lawn Maintenance
There are many treatments you can apply to ensure your lawn is well prepared for the winter months and ready to have healthy growth in the spring season. Apply ideal lawn treatments that include grub killers and weed killers for a healthy lawn.
Grubs that live in the soil beneath your lawn can eat grass and roots of the plants. During late fall, they make their way into the soil where they spend the winter. This is the right time to control them. You can use a simple treatment- connect grub killer concentrate to your garden hose and apply it on your lawn. Repeat this 2-3 times over the next 10 days for maximum control.
Control Weeds and Moss
You can control actively growing weeds with an effective weed and grass killer. The spot treatment helps you target individual plants that give them the opportunity to grow well in the spring when growth resumes. Rake moss patches on your lawn and reseed these areas for a healthy growth.
Your lawn is now all set for the winter and you will have a lush, green lawn in the spring!