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3 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy Through Winter

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It might seem like an uphill battle, but winter lawn care challenges do have solutions.

3 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Healthy Through Winter

Winter is harsh, but winter lawn care can help. Plants and grass go dormant in colder conditions and there is no guaranteed way to predict whether they will survive until spring has arrived. However, there are some definite ways to help along the way.

1. Give Grass the Nutrients It Needs

Fertilizing in the fall and in the very early spring can protect the roots of your grass and plants. This is cost-effective and easy to accomplish in one or two sessions. Roots are thirsty for extra nutrients right before winter sets in. Eager to conserve energy, these roots are like bear before hibernation – trying to eat as much as they can while it’s still available. And in the spring, they will appreciate an infusion of fertilizer when they wake up hungry.

2. Rake in the Benefits

Fallen leaf debris interferes with exposure to sunlight, and can create uneven patches of brown and dying grass across your lawn. If there are overhanging trees in your yard, make sure to maintain regular cleanup of the falling leaves.

3. Cut the Grass a Little Shorter

As we move into colder months, move the cutting base of your mower down a notch or two (1/2 an inch to an inch). Shorter grass can handle the colder weather better, and better protects any new growth.

If you think your lawn could use a little extra help in the winter months, take some preventative measures before the cold sets in. For more information about winter lawn care, call 864-242-9615.

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