Lawn Care During the Winter Months

During the cold months of the year, lawn care is usually an afterthought.  While grass is dormant, there are still some things to consider to ensure you have a healthier yard when spring rolls around.

Chesnut Lawn and Landscape has some great tips for maintaining your lawn this winter:

Mowing Techniques

During the last few months of fall, gradually cut grass shorter.  Leaving your lawn too tall during the winter will welcome unwanted rodents.

Keep Your Yard Clean

Keep your yard free of any toys or furniture. Leaving objects out can create large dead spots and discourage new growth in the spring.

Avoid Traffic

While grass is brown and inactive, excessive foot traffic is not recommended.  Areas that are frequently walked upon can become worn down very quickly.  

  • Make sure to keep sidewalks cleared so guests will not cut into the yard
  • Do not park vehicles on your lawn

Fall Preparation

Properly caring for your outdoor area before the first freeze hits is the best plan of action for a beautiful lawn next spring.  Always make sure to aerate, mow and treat your lawn with the proper techniques. Once these tasks are completed, you should have a much greener lawn for the next season.
Contact Chesnut Lawn and Landscape for more tips and tricks on how to care for your lawn year round.  (641) 342-4451

 

Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Last modified on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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