Lawn Care Tips For Winter

lawn careLawn grass becomes dormant during the winter season in several parts of the country. The cool season ryegrass is generally overseeded into the turf down south so that a green lawn can be maintained. In the northern area, grass are unable to grow because it’s too cold. So homeowners wait for the spring season to come. But lawn care does not end in the winter season.

Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy Despite The Colder Weather

Fertilize – apply some fertilizer using a spreader. While moving the machine back and forth on the grass, you must grip its handle just like a trigger and it will then release the pellets whenever you shoot. Be sure to follow all the instructions listed on the fertilizer package. Don’t apply too much fertilizer. You have to follow what’s written on the label since adding too much fertilizer will burn the grass.

Aerate the lawn – aerating the lawn should also be part of your lawn care Myrtle Beach routine. You need to add some extra air to the grass roots. Take out some parts of the soil by using a spade. This will help create holes that you can use to plan seeds. In case you have a large lawn, you should consider renting a manual or motorized aerator.

Add cool weather grass seed – buy grass seed that are labeled as cool weather or cool season. Sprinkle them over the lawn using a spreader. Make sure it is applied evenly to avoid having clumps of grass once spring comes.

Rake and Water – break the soil clumps and then cover the seeds a little bit using a rake. Once done, add water by using a garden hose spray. Always keep the soil moist and never allow it to dry out.

Other Lawn Care and Winterizing Tips

Clean up the lawn – never leave toys, leaves, or debris on the lawn because they can smother the lawn grass. It could also lead to diseases and invite damaging pests.

Lower the lawn mower height – if the lawn grass is too high, it could smother itself and lead to a higher risk of damage from thawing and freezing conditions. But that does not mean that you have to cut the grass too short. If you do, you will be exposing the crown of the grass to extreme weather conditions.

Be aware of foot trafficdormant grass can take a moderate amount of foot traffic. But if there’s too much foot traffic, a path that’s worn out would be very slow to green up once spring comes.

Check weather conditions – turf is extremely resilient and could tolerate extreme weather conditions but not for a long time. You need to monitor the weather conditions so that you can prepare your lawn for the weather.


The winter season can be unpredictable. Make sure that your lawn is ready for the colder temperature. Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service now and let us help you prepare your lawn for winter.


Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC

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