How do you care for your lawn during winter?

lawn careIn many parts of the nation, lawn grass will go dormant during the winter season. In the southern part of the country, the cool season ryegrass is generally overseeded into the turf in order to maintain a healthy and green lawn. In the northern area, grass can’t grow because it’s too cold and that’s why they wait for spring. But lawn care doesn’t end when winter comes. Here are the things you can do to keep your lawn healthy during the colder weather.

How To Keep Your Lawn Healthy During Winter

Fertilize

Apply some fertilizer using a spreader. While you move the machine over the grass, make sure to hold the handle like it’s a trigger. It will release pellets once you shoot. Follow all the instruction written and add only the suggested amount. Remember that too much fertilizer may cause the grass to burn.

Aearation

Aerate your lawn so you can give some extra air to the grassroots. You can take out spikes of soil using a spade. It will help create holes that you can use to plant seeds. In case you have a big lawn, you can rent a manual or motorized aerator.

Spread Grass Seed For Cool Weather

Buy grass seeds that says cool weather or cool season on the package, like most fescues. You could sprinkle the seed on your lawn using the same spreader you used for adding fertilizers. Make sure the seeds are evenly spread so grass won’t grow in lumps later on.

Rake and Water

Rake the lawn so you can break up the soil that have clumped and then cover them with some seeds. Use a hose spray to water your lawn. Make sure to keep it moist. Don’t allow it to dry out.

Clean

Cleaning your lawn should be part of your lawn care Myrtle Beach routine. Never leave toys, leaves, or debris out of your lawn. These things could suffocate your grass and lead to diseases or invite damaging pests or insects.

Mower Height

You should also lower the mower’s height by at least a notch. Don’t allow your grass to grow too long because it may smother itself and develop disease conditions. However, make sure you don’t cut the grass too short because if you do, it may lead to scalping, which will expose the plant’s crow to extreme weather conditions.

Traffic

You should also be aware of traffic. When exposed to the natural elements during winter or under the snow cover, grass that’s dormant can handle a moderate traffic amount. However, a path that’s heavily worn out will take a lot of time to green back up once spring season comes due to compaction.

Weather Conditions

You should check the weather conditions. Turf is known to be resilient and could tolerate extreme weather conditions during the winter season. You can deal with this by making sure that the grass has hardened and when you’ve prepared your lawn, you can concentrate more on clearing the sidewalks. Just make sure to monitor the weather.

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service and if you need expert help in maintaining your lawn.

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
https://connerslawncare.com/

 

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