When the winter months come along, it is nice to stow away the mower, weed eater, and other lawn care equipment and avoid even thinking about your lawn until the warmer months come back around again. However, there are several ways that you can build a winter lawn maintenance strategy that will help make all the difference come summer time.
Use the Winter to Fertilize
Cool season grasses should be fertilized in the early winter or late fall. If you fertilize your lawn before the first freeze, those nutrients will stay in the soil and keep your grass healthy throughout the winter.
Get Off the Grass
Avoid walking on the grass if at all possible during the winter. If you continually walk through the same part of your lawn, you can easily create bald spots that will be difficult to repair. Keep your sidewalks free from ice so that you and your winter guests will not be tempted to tramp through your grass. Additionally, discourage people from parking on your lawn.
Take Early Precautions
There are several precautions you can take before winter even begins that will keep your lawn healthy throughout the cold months. Make sure that you keep the leaves raked from your lawn, as they can create moldy patches in the grass. Keep toys, lawn furniture, and other items off of the grass, as they can create dead spots during snowfall.
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