Once that cold weather hits, you probably stop thinking about residential landscape maintenance. Falling leaves begin to cover the grass and they’ll soon be replaced by snowflakes. However, you should think about preparing your lawn for the winter chill. Like other parts of your home, there are steps you can take to also get your lawn ready to endure the harsh temperatures of winter.
Rake and Clean
Like other plants, your lawn will also go dormant during the winter. Therefore, mowing the lawn won’t be something that you have to do during those cold months. To prepare your lawn for winter, the first step to take is clearing up debris. This is, of course, an ongoing chore in the fall as leaves continue to fall from trees and blow throughout your neighborhood. Regularly rake up the leaves and other falling plants that are starting to die. These coverings smother the grass which will result in dead patches next spring.
In the areas of your landscape that are prone to weed growth, use your hand weeder or spade to remove the weeds. Remember to also remove the roots to keep those weeds from growing back in the same place. If you have a compost pile, you can use the weeds that you’ve pulled in the compost bin.
Aeration will allow more air and water to penetrate the surface of your lawn to get through to the roots of your grass. Use an aeration tool that puts small holes throughout the lawn that will eventually allow the grass and other plants to grow deeper and stronger in the upcoming spring.
Maybe one of the most important steps in preparing your landscape for winter is feeding it a good amount of nutrients. Use a mix of sandy soil that will penetrate those aeration holes and feed nutrients deep into your soil. Also, use grub killers, fertilizer, and other weed-killing products to create the right combination of lawncare products.
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