Over the past month or so we have given you some tips and preparing your lawn during the fall months. Although the hard work of fall preparation is complete, there are still a couple of ideas on what to do and what not to do in the cold weather to make sure green yard in the spring.
Today, we’re sharing 5 suggestions to keep your yard healthy in winter.
If you need to water, make sure to do it mid-day so it has an opportunity to soak in prior to nighttime freezing temperatures. Water that is allowed to pool in areas can harm the lawn once it freezes. A much deeper and infrequent watering pattern will motivate roots to dig down deep for required water intensifying the root system.
2. Lower lawn mower blades
As you approach your last few mows of the season, make certain to lower blades a bit in preparation for winter season. We suggest reducing them about half an inch, then another half an inch the next cut. Do not remove more than 1/3 of turf height in any one mowing. The lower turf height will dissuade illness and insects from attacking your lawn this winter season.
3. Tidy it up
Be sure to rake leaves and debris and pick up toys. Left on the yard, they will keep grass from getting the essential sunlight it requires. The only exception is if you choose to mulch your leaves and spread out the clippings on top of grass This will provide nutrients and water to turf.
4. Prevent walking on frozen grass.
Are you knowledgeable about the crunch you hear when strolling on frozen turf? Although it can be a cool sound, it is also the sound of your lawn breaking! Prevent walking on or cutting grass when it’s frozen. Even when dormant, frozen lawn that undergoes a fair quantity of traffic will suffer and may not green up as well in spring.
5. Screen the weather channel and cover plants as necessary
Take a look at weather patterns and safeguard plants from freezing is essential. This can be finished with either plastic or cloth covers. If using plastic, it will be handy to utilize stakes under the cover so the plastic isn’t touching the plant. Parts of the plant that do touch the plastic could still freeze even with the cover. You do not need to stress over this with cloth covers, however these can get heavy and weighed down if they get wet.
All of us at Local Hardscape Pros hope you enjoy the winter, especially this holiday season. It is not too early to schedule us for the spring to spruce up your lawn for the fun summer season.
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4717 Jenn Drive Suite 100K
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577