How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winters
As the winter season arrives, many gardeners stop their gardening activities and let the snow take over their entire lawn. As a result, their entire efforts to maintain a beautiful lawn go in vain.
The fall season is the perfect time to put your lawn to sleep so that it supports the growth of fresh grass and new plants. With a little effort, you can keep your lawn healthy and prepare it for the upcoming winters.
So, what can you do to ‘winterize’ your lawn? Here are a few tips to help you out:
Clean Your Lawn
During the fall season, your lawn accumulates dirt and debris. Fallen tree leaves and dead plants not only tamper with the appeal of your lawn but also affect the growth of healthy plants, which lead to brown patches.
Therefore, start preparing your lawn for winters by cleaning the debris. Wear gloves to stay safe from insects. Use a rake to collect debris. Moreover, it’s also crucial to remove weed plants before they take over your lawn.
Mow Your Lawn
You may think that it’s no use to mow your lawn before winters. After all, it won’t grow further due to snowfall. However, keep in mind that mowing grass helps it protect itself from the cold and prevents the growth of fungi.
So, cut down the grass to a height of 1 to 1.5 inches.
Aerate the Lawn
Since grass fails to obtain sufficient water and nutrients during winters, you should aerate the soil beforehand to protect it from any sort of damage and allow roots to grow stronger. You can use a plug remover or other aerating tools for this purpose.
To be precise, it’s extremely important to winterize your lawn so that grass stays healthy during colder months. Get in touch with Top Blades LLC to winterize your lawn and protect it from potential threats.
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