Believe it or not, the winter is the time of the year when you spend the least amount of time thinking about lawn maintenance. Unless you live in a region where it is relatively warm all year long, the possibilities are that you put your lawn mower away a couple months ago.
However, don’t give up on your lawn maintenance routine just yet. There are a few things you can do during the winter to ensure a beautiful, lush, and healthy landscape once spring rolls in.
First, late fall and early winter are the best times to fertilize. Truly, people need to know the importance of fertilization during this time of the year! Through fertilizing you can give your lawn all of the nutrients that can be lost during the hot summer months. Once the weather is chilly, the fertilizer will remain in the soil- feeding the roots all winter long.
Here’s the thing; if you leave your lawn too tall during the winter, it will become prey to field mice and other animals that want a warm place to sleep. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that your grass is as short as possible at the end of the season. Also, short grass protects new growth.
Always make sure to clear your lawn from objects after you mow it for the last time in the year. It is never a bad idea to do an occasional of the lawn during winter. Did you know that if you leave an object in the grass it can create a large dead spot?
Finally, try to prevent a lot of foot traffic on your winter lawn. A crucial part of lawn maintenance is simply not walking on it. To facilitate this, keep your sidewalk visible so that guests don’t step on the grass either.
Once you took care of everything, you’ll enjoy a nice and cozy indoor winter with family and friends. As you follow these tips, we are certain you will have a beautiful lawn. For professional lawn maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Alex’s Landscaping and Excavating.