One of the best things about the winter season is that we do not have to cut the grass on the lawn. However, there are a few things we can do in winter to make sure that we are going to have a luxurious lawn once the spring has come. These tips are suggested by the lawn care experts at Tree Services Annapolis.
In late autumn or early winter, it’s the best time to fertilize the lawn. Before the first freezing, fertilize the lawn to make sure you replace the nutrients that the lawn has lost during hot summer season. Once the weather gets cold, the fertilizer will stay in the ground and it will feed the roots during the winter. When spring will come the lawn will look fresh and healthy because it was kept fed by the fertilizer under the thick layer of snow.
During the last summer month, you should cut the grass gradually, to avoid causing a shock by cutting it too short. If you start cutting it gradually, you’ll allow the lawn to adjust to the seasonal change. If you do not cut the lawn before the winter, it can be a prey for the mice. They are looking for a warm place to spend the winter and they will tear your lawn apart to build their nests. Make sure that at the end of the season your grass is properly cut.
Make sure that you keep the lawn clean. During winter there’s a possibility to forget anything on the lawn from wood logs to toys. If you have seen these kinds of items on the lawn before, make sure that you clean it before the first snow arrives. If you forget a big object on the lawn, when spring comes you will notice that the snowfall has damaged that portion of the lawn and that it looks unhealth
Avoid walking on the lawn. Most people forget that when the grass is brown and short they should not step on it. Try to avoid walking on lawn during winter even though the grass can support a few steps but do not exaggerate, it can cause permanent damage to your lawn. Also, make sure that you do not allow anybody to park on your lawn. Even the smallest car leaves traces and kills the grass that’s under the wheels.
Even though you do not have to cut the grass during autumn and winter, you should make sure that you follow these maintenance steps so the grass will look amazing next year. Before the winter arrives make sure that you cut the grass and fertilize the lawn. Make sure you do not deposit any objects on the lawn and make sure that you ask the family to do the same. Establish a no-parking rule and respect it.
Once you have made sure that you have followed these steps, you will be ready to enjoy a cozy winter season, before the spring arrives and you have to start the proper maintenance for your lawn.