Lawn Care - Winterizing Your Lawn
So, it's been a great summer and fall. But, now it's time to tuck your lawn
away for the winter. There are a few things you should do in the late fall
to get your lawn ready for a long winter's nap. The extra effort now, will
allow your lawn to wake up next spring in great shape, and save you time
in the spring.
We recommend four basic steps:
As fall arrives, reseed areas as needed. Fall is a great time for new grass
seed to take root. It also eliminates areas for weeds to grow in the spring.
Fertilize one more time with a high nitrogen fertilizer to encourage root
growth. Lawn and garden stores have an ample supply of Winterizer fertilizer.
Rake leaves and debris off your lawn in the fall. Be aggressive ,and rake
out any areas where heavy thatch has built up.
After the lawn has stopped growing, and before the snow flies, give your
lawn one more cutting. Lower the mower deck to cut your lawn to about one
inch. We like to do the final mowing with a bagger to pick up cut grass,
stray leaves, and other debris. We do this to leave less places for Snowmold
A word about Snowmold
Snowmold is common in areas where snow cover lasts for several weeks, or
more. It harbors in your lawn under the snow. Organic debris left on your
lawn offers a home for Snowmold to grow and to thrive.
More on Snowmold.