When growing seasons is over do not forget about a few things you can do to make sure that you will have a great lawn when it returns. The following are a few tips for you to take care of your lawn while the lawn isn’t growing…
Aerate, Fertilize, and Rake The Lawn
Before you grass goes dormant, apply fertilizer with a spreader. Be careful because too much fertilizer can burn your grass. Have a professional aerate the lawn to provide some extra air for grassroots. Have then rake and water the lawn also. They shoudl drag a rake over the lawn to break up soil clumps. Water the lawn with the garden hose spray. It’s too cold for planting any grass to grow. Catch up with the seeding in in the spring, when temperatures creep back up.
How to Clean Up Leaves in Your Yard
Remove as many fall leaves as you can before the snow begins to fall. Dry fall leaves are easier to remove than soggy leaves in the spring. The leaves are a breeding ground for bugs and if left in the lawn too long, leaves will choke out grass.
- Use a Tarp – Rake all your leaves onto a tarp for easier hauling to the curb or compost pile.
- Rake Into Rows – If you’re bagging your leaves, it’s better to rake them into rows instead of piles. The leaves can be separated into more manageable portions at the end of the row.
- Use Leaves As Lawn Fertilizer – Before the snow starts to fall, you can run your lawnmower over the fallen leaves to shred them into tiny flakes. They will settle into the grass and decompose into a natural fertilizer.
Take Out Dead Shrubs and Trees
If you notice any shrubs in your yard that didn’t seem to grow or may be dead, check for signs of life by scratching the bark at the base to see if there is any green underneath. If no green appears under the bark, it might be dead. If the tree or bush is completely dead, it’s best to have a professional come in and cut it down and dig it out before the ground freezes. Fall before the ground freezes is a great time to plant trees and shrubs for maximum growth.
These winter preparations will help your lawn be all that it can be for spring arrival. The preparation will help your lawn establish deep roots for your grass to survive the winter. And will help to prevent fungal infections, bugs, and diseases in your lawn come spring.
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