Tips for Bare Ground Lawn Care This Winter
Winter is no time to lay off your lawn maintenance! Keep a hands-off approach during those cold months, and you will find yourself with a lot more work – and expense – come spring. While it isn’t necessary to take the same heavy-handed approach to your lawn when it is cold outside as you would during the warm summer months, there are a few maintenance tips you can follow now to give your landscaping a head start when spring arrives.
Aerating Really Helps
Aerating your lawn before winter strikes (this can be done anytime in the autumn), will really help to strengthen grass roots and keep it from becoming damaged during colder weather. Those roots need plenty of oxygen, water and nutrients to survive. Aerating the lawn helps to open pockets in stamped down soil that allows everything the grass needs to permeate the ground and makes its way to that tender root system. While the job can be simple enough with the right tools, bringing in the experts from Meyers Green Services ensures that your winter lawn maintenance is handled with perfect precision. Plus, it takes one more job off of your to-do list.
Don’t Forget to Fertilize
Depending on where you live, it is possible to fertilize all year round. Warmer regions benefit a great deal by a mid-winter fertilizer, while colder regions usually require this maintenance to be done by Thanksgiving. Ask your lawn maintenance provider when they recommend fertilizing your lawn for winter.
Keep Your Lawn Clear
We’ve all done it: parked a car, trailer, boat or other large items on the grass to free up important driveway space during the winter months. But, have you considered what it is doing to your lawn? Leaving even the smallest item lying on the bare ground when it is frozen can break leave cells and damage your grass. Even failing to clear off dead leaves and other debris can open your lawn to insect invasions, fungus and other diseases. Plants and shrubs are also at risk, so be sure to clear away debris from their stems and root areas.
While snow can help to safeguard your lawn from winter’s enemies, bare ground is especially vulnerable to all sorts of problems. The best way to safeguard your lawn and plants this winter is to rake and clear leaves, branches and other debris regularly, and avoid walking on frozen grass, or parking anything on it when during the wintertime.
Need some help caring for your lawn this winter? Call in the expert team from Meyers Green Services to help. Our crew is specially trained to deal with all sorts of winter problems and offers the kind of cold weather maintenance that you need to ensure a beautiful green lawn when spring arrives.