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26 Dec 2016
Are your plants and lawn prepared for Winter?

Prepare Your Plants and Lawn for The Winter Months

The colder months are upon us and winter lawn care is something that every homeowner should be practicing. Preparing plants for the harsh winter months will help them survive and thrive when the weather is warmer. Today we are going to learn some seasonal lawn care tips that will help you get ready for old man winter.

Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for The Winter

Winter lawn care can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin. During the winter months, homeowners are often challenged by the weather. Below are some tips that can make things a bit easier.

  • Aeration: One of the best things you could do for your lawn during the winter months is aeration. An aeration tool will poke small holes all over your lawn. This will allow water and nutrients to penetrate the ground and make it to the root system.
  • Fertilization: Winter lawn care would not be complete without fertilization. Giving your lawn a treatment of fertilizer will help your grass stay greener longer. After aeration is complete make sure to spread a balanced fertilizer on the lawn and give it a good watering.
  • Mulching: Those leaves that are built-up on your lawn needs to be removed. But instead of going through the pains of raking leaves, why not mulch them into the lawn? By using a mulching blade on your lawnmower, you will remove the need for raking and provide additional nutrients for your grass.

Preparing Plants for The Winter

Many plants simply won’t make it through the winter without some help. Today we are going to learn some landscaping tips that will help you protect your plants from wintertime frost.

  • Bring them indoors: If possible bring sensitive plants indoors before the first frost. This protects them from getting burned and prolongs their life.
  • Provide ground cover: Some plants will do well even when the temperature has dropped below freezing. But to help them out, make sure to add a generous layer of mulch to provide ample ground cover.
  • Prune those woody perennials and trees: Before the weather outside gets too cold to work in do some pruning. Prune woody perennials and trees back to allow for new growth during the spring.
12 Dec 2016
Show Your Lawn Some Love When the Winter Winds Come

Show Your Lawn Some Love When the Winter Winds Come

If you think winter is an excuse to get lazy and do nothing about your lawn, think again. The winter season is the perfect time to show your lawn some tender loving care, and to prepare for a beautiful, lush spring. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already covered and stored your lawn mower, and put your overpriced garden gloves away for the winter. Here are some winter season tips to ensure that your yard looks like a million dollars in the springtime.

Use the Colder Months for Fertilizing

The most popular lawn grasses are cool season varieties like Bermuda and Bluegrass, and the best time to fertilize these is early winter. After the harsh winds have set in, but before the first freeze takes hold, fertilize your lawn vigorously. Your soil is depleted and dry following the hot summer months, so don’t let it languish in the winter winds. The nutrients you replace in the soil early in the winter will feed your lawn’s roots, even under snow and ice. Come spring, your healthy green lawn will be the envy of your neighbors. You can tell them your secret is keeping a green thumb under your winter mitts.

Keep Your Lawn Cropped, Clean and Clear for the Winter

You must avoid the temptation to stop manicuring your lawn as winter approaches, because overgrown and unkempt grass is a sure invitation to field mice and other rodents. Mice build nests all over your yard, and they uproot your lawn to do it. Mow your lawn as short as possible just before Old Man Winter arrives, and lawn care in the spring will be a breeze.

Likewise, get all objects off your lawn before you start your hibernation, including toys, lawn furniture and sporting equipment. Make it a point to conduct weekly checks in the dead of winter, because any items left on your grass can create large bald spots. Even a light object sitting on the lawn will discolor your grass, at the least.

Follow these tips and tricks for seasonal lawn care, and stopping giving your lawn the cold shoulder in winter!