Tips To Help Your Lawn And Garden During Winter
If you had a chance to have your lawn winterized for its dormant stage go ahead and give yourself a pat in the back. Your lawn is probably thanking you right about now. As the weather gets chillier by the day, it is essential that you care for your lawn not only in the spring and summer. A few tips might help you pamper your lawn right before the first snowfall comes in:
- If you haven’t yet try to pick up as many leaves and debris (old branches, twigs) from the ground. Old leaves can cause fungus if left to rot on top of the lawn and will block any sunlight that tries to reach the grass blades.
- Cover your garden beds, bushes, and shrubs with burlap to provide extra protection during those chilly winter months.
- Avoid walking on a frozen lawn as it causes bare spots that will not disappear until the end of winter dormancy. Consider putting garden furniture and grills away, if you don’t, you may discover dead spots in the grass next spring.
- Shut off all outdoor water systems entirely and allow enough time for drainage, avoid pipe breakage in the middle of a blistering cold winter.
- Prepare to have your lawn renovated as soon as possible in the spring to rejuvenate it from the winter months. Aerating, detaching, overseeding, and fertilizing can be beneficial if it was not done in the fall.