Lawn Care During the Cold Months

Winter fertilization – In America, most lawns are installed with glasses such as bluegrass or Bermuda. These kinds of grasses are the most common types and it is the best time to fertilize the soil for these varieties during late autumn or in the early weeks of winter before it all freezes. While the nutrients in the soil are lost during summer because of the extreme heat, fertilizing the soil just before winter comes is the best time to do it because it allows the fertilizer to stay within the soil throughout the winter giving nutrients to the grass and feeding them well all winter long. This will allow you grass to look lively when spring comes and your lawn to have a lush, green, and healthy grass that was not starved during winter.

Gradually mowing down your lawn – gradually mowing down your lawn before winter approaches is important. Most homeowners tend to stop mowing their lawns as autumn rolls in and prefer to mow it all at once when winter comes. According to seasoned professionals in lawn care, the most important thing to remember would be to not shock the grass by cutting them all at once. On the other hand, leaving your grass uncut during winter can cause huge pest problems. Pests will try to build their homes on grasses that grows tall during these times. Additionally, mice are fond on building nests in tall grasses.

Keeping it clean – during the winter, the lawn can be easily taken for granted given that there really isn’t anything you can do about it. However, leaving things scattered there for a month or two will create dead spots at the beginning of spring when your grass starts growing.