Nobody wants to face the chilly winds of the winter season just for the sake of their lawns. In fact, many homeowners pay less attention to their lawns and gardens in the winter season. Yes, your lawn might still be visible underneath the crisp layer of snow but that does not mean your grass and plants are okay with it. Plants and grass require extra attention and maintenance in the winter season.
If you skip maintenance in the winter season, your lawn would not look all lush and green in the upcoming spring season.
Here are tried and tested tips for winter lawn care:
If you leave your grass long in the winter season, it becomes a new home for the burrowing animals, mice, rodents, and pests. Even though we all love these adorable creatures, they dig holes in your lawn and destroy your grass substantially. If you don’t mow the grass now, you’d have to deal with dead grass patches all over the place.
It is best to cut the grass as short as you do in the summer season. The short the grass, the lower the chances of burrowing animals digging deep holes there.
It is merely a myth that grass weed is the problem that occurs in the summer season only. But it is about time to bust the myth: weeds can withstand the snow and might grow in colder months of the year as well.
Whenever it does not snow, take a good look at your grass and see if there’s weed build-up or not. If you have spotted weed, look it out instead of holding back the issue till the summer months.
Weeding in the cold is not that much of an issue but pulling it out at the right time will save you time as well as energy.
The grass does not grow and becomes dormant after the first snow or frost. Therefore, mowing the grass right after the first frost might cause long-term harm to your grass. In the worst-case scenario, it might even kill your grass altogether.
Grass becomes dormant long after we know, typically after the first frost. However, most homeowners don’t notice and go about mowing the lawn before the temperatures drop further.
The lawns indeed require little maintenance in the colder months of the year but total negligence can cause long-term damage to your grass as well as plants. The spring and summer months are optimal for your plants and grass to bloom but damage in the winter season (particularly after mowing) would not improve your lawn’s health in the future.
If it is your first winter with a newly renovated landscape, you can get in touch with a year-round care expert.