Winter Lawn Care Maintenance Tips
With temperatures getting lower and lower (and they’re actually supposed to be below freezing by early next week), the last thing you’re probably concerned with is the progress of your lawn. Believe it or not, this is the best time to make that a high priority. While grass appears not to grow during the chilly temperatures, now may be the best time to give your lawn a last-minute touch-up. Maintaining your lawn now will put you in excellent shape for the spring. Here are three tips that will cater to the productivity of your lawn during the winter months.
Lower the mower
Your lawn isn’t going to need a full cut, but it’s not a bad idea to lower the blade and give the lawn a nice trimming. By lowering the height of your mower blade, you are able to trim any growth that could aid in winter lawn diseases.
Rake the yard
You probably didn’t realize that those leaves on your lawn can be increase the chances of disease and suffocation with your lawn. By picking up leaves, sticks, logs, garden hoses, etc., you assist in your lawn steering clear of being vulnerable to diseases. If possible, mulch the leaves and wooden objects to aid in fertilization.
Aerate and fertilize
Make sure you aerate your lawn before the first good freeze – and that freeze is coming very soon! Aerating, in addition to light fertilization (aerate, then fertilize), will not only prepare your lawn for a prosperous spring but also fight against thatch.
In addition to the tips mentioned above, now is the best time to act questions to prepare for the spring and even next fall and winter. Feel free to reach out to our expert Fort Worth TX landscapers if you have any questions. Call our lawn care company, or contact us online for information.