Winter Lawn Care
Unlike the other seasons of the year that offer heat and sunlight, the blustery weather associated with winter in most parts of the globe is often cold and dreary. That doesn’t mean that your lawn needs to suffer the effects of the darker season. It can still remain vibrant and a reflection of you during the colder weather. All you need to do is learn a few winter care tips and you’ll be set.
This short but effective guide provides you with an in-depth look at your lawn and what it needs during the winter season. Weather conditions produce a unique challenge that you can easily overcome with instruction. Not only are there things you should do to keep your yard in good shape throughout the dark of winter but also things you should completely avoid doing so that you’ll have less work to do on the lawn in the spring.
Here’s what you need to do to transition from fall to winter seamlessly.
The Dos and Don’ts of Winter Care of Your Lawn
The cold, wet weather of winter keeps you on your toes when it comes to caring for your lawn. If you’re still not aware of how to help it look its best, let us offer a few suggestions to make your experience better.
Things that help your lawn thrive in winter include:
- Remove furniture, dog toys, and other obstructions from the yard.
- Gradually take down the length of the grass to prevent animals from seeking shelter in the long grass.
- Fertilize during the earliest part of winter so it will continue to nourish the lawn once the cold has set in.
- Keep people off the grass by making pathways accessible and free from snow and ice.
Things you should avoid doing in the colder weather months of the year:
- Parking vehicles on the lawn.
- Fail to rake leaves and remove debris which get wet and moldy.
- Forget to aerate the ground to make reseeding in the spring easier.
- Neglect the grass by allowing it to grow high and failing to water it on sunny days.
Learning a few simple lawn care techniques gives you an advantage by allowing you to take better care of your yard, making it easier for the lawn care company you hired to continue to maintain the look and appeal of the property.
What a Professional Lawn Care Service Provides That DIYing Doesn’t
Aside from the cost, what do you hope to achieve from working on your lawn yourself? Is it something that you enjoy learning about. Are you applying that knowledge in a way that is practical and applicable? Or, do you do it out of necessity because you don’t know who you can trust and afford to put in charge of winter care of your lawn?
Time, equipment, materials, and skills needed to do it on your own.
DIY takes time and requires equipment, materials, and skills you may not readily have access to. That’s where Lawnstreet comes in. We get to know you, your lawn, and its needs so that we’re able to make fast work of maintaining it throughout the winter for you. Sure, there is a cost involved with our services but it pales in comparison to what it costs you in time, energy, and curb appeal.
No guarantees when you do-it-yourself.
When you hire a professional, you’re getting a guarantee. If you were to do-it-yourself or recruit a family member or friend to mow, weed, rake, and aerate your lawn, there’s nothing stating that it would be done correctly. You’d still need a professional to come in and take care of the biggest projects for you.
If you enjoy doing yard work, by all means, get outdoors during the winter and keep busy. It burns calories, strengthens muscles, and gives you a sense of pride in a job well done. If you find the idea daunting, you can always rely on us to do it for you.
Winter Lawn Care Makes Spring Easier to Deal With
By taking the time needed to care for your lawn in winter, you’ll find it easier to tend to the yard in the spring when new growth is present. You’ll see the sparse areas of the lawn sprout green grass and the plants you tended and cared for throughout the other seasons of the year will grow once again, produce flowers or fruit, and add life to your property.