In order to keep a healthy lawn in the winter months, there are several, smart things you can do to maintain such a healthy lawn. Who wants a scrawny-looking yard in the wintertime, right? Well, in many parts of the country today, lawn grass actually goes dormant in the winter months. In the north part of the country, it is usually way too cold for really any grass to grow. So, many of us wait peacefully for the spring, while others do not. All in all, lawn care does not quite end in the winter months. Simply try these following tricks to maintain a very healthy lawn in the coming winter:
1. Fertilize Your Lawn.
By applying a good fertilizer to your lawn with a simple spreader, you are releasing fertilizer pellets onto the ground to help create that healthy lawn. All you will have to do is follow the directions found on the fertilizer package to begin with. Only apply a small amount so you do not overdo things and accidentally “burn” your lawn.
2. Aerate Your Lawn to make it Healthy.
By aerating your lawn, you then provide extra air for your grassroots. Go ahead and use a quality spade to gently make holes for you to eventually plant seeds. You can also rent out a manual or motorized aerator too.
3. Sprinkle Cool-Weather Grass Seed Down.
Try to buy grass seed that reads “cool season” on the package, like that of many fescues. Once you buy the right one, you will be ready to spread the seed directly over your lawn. You can easily use the same spreader that you used for the fertilizer earlier. Now, proceed to spread the sprinkled seed equally so that you don’t end up with clumps of grass later on.
4. Carefully Rake And Water Your Lawn.
You can now take a rake and drag it over your lawn, in order to break up any soil clusters while also covering the seeds too. After this, follow by watering the lawn with a simple garden hose to help it become a healthy lawn. To finish things up, make sure that you keep the soil nice and moist, being aware of not letting it dry out. Do not leave any debris or toys on your lawn once you are finished. It is important to always clean up any leaves or things that may smother or smash your grass or that may invite mice and insects.
A Healthy Lawn is created, take care of it.
When everything is all said and done, just remember to put care and love into your lawn when the winter months hit. Winters can be very harsh and unpredictable and could put your lawn at risk by extreme temperature conditions during the winter. If you love your lawn, I am pretty sure your lawn will also love you!
We can help you in the winter months with your lawn if you need it. Contact us today to get a head start on maintaining it.