How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy During the Winter Months

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy during the Winter Months

You spend a lot of time during the spring and summer putting effort into your lawn. You want your lawn to be green and luscious so that you can enjoy the the benefits when the weather is nice. But taking care of your lawn is more than a two season adventure. In fact, keeping your lawn healthy and putting in the effort all year round is the only way in which to achieve the bold, green, lucious lawn of your dreams. In order to keep up on your lawn, you probably need help knowing what you need to do, especially in the winter months. It’s easy to know that you need to mow during the summer and you need a leaf rake to scoop up all the leaves in the fall, but what is necessary during the winter to make sure you end up with the lawn you were planning on?

Cut

Along with raking up all the leaves that fall onto your lawn, you also need to make sure that you take your time in reducing the height of your lawn before winter. You don’t want to go from a long and luscious lawn in the summer and then simply cut it short for the winter. You have to ease the height of the lawn down over several lawn mowing jobs. Take your time and over the course of a month, lower the lawn mower blades down one step each time until it’s at an appropriate short winter height. Failure to shorten your lawn enough can lead to a variety of problems including boroughing pests and snow mold.

Fertilize

You might be surprised to find out that fertilizing your lawn during the winter can actually lead to great summer returns. While you don’t want to wait until after it snows, fertilizing prior to the first freeze can help provide your lawn with additional nutrients all winter long. This can also help to provide you lawn with a brighter, green color in the spring once your lawn starts coming back.

Water

Depending on where you live, you may end up having to water your lawn during the winter months. While this may seem a bit silly, even when your grass is dormant, it still needs water. More often than not, snow and other precipitation is more than enough to keep your lawn sustained. However, if you live in a warm climate or happen to have a dry winter, you’re going to need to supplement. Only water when the weather is over 40 degrees F and when the soil is not frozen. This can help keep both lawns and other yard plants alive.

Clean

The last thing you want to do is to make sure your yard stays clean all winter long. Snow is the only thing that should be on your lawn on a regular basis as even walking on it can cause damage when the grass has frost. Don’t let plant matter or even toys build up; keep things tidy.

The Amazing Rake doesn’t have to be just a leaf rake during the fall; you can use it all year long to help tend to your lawn. Get your own Amazing Rake when you shop online today!