Keep Off the Grass
It is easy to let lawns slip your
mind during winter months. Try as you might to tend it during summer and prep
it during fall, your grass still needs care throughout those cold snaps. With
snow falling all over the country, there are a few things for property owners
to keep in mind.
Prepare While You
It is difficult to plan for
unpredictable weather but there are certain things that you can do to ready
your outdoor space. It is easy to let debris sit on grass and lawn surfaces,
particularly in fall. Letting snow pile on top of this debris means moisture,
which means suffocating. Suffocating grass means dead patches and drowned lawns
but it can also mean rot. This is what makes proper clearing and raking before
snow fall so important. This is great in theory but not every makes the time
Snow accumulation and ice make
walkways dangerous. Because of this, many people opt for walking through yards.
It might save you a minute or help you feel more secure but this little
shortcut can mean serious long term damage for your grass. Walking the same
path over and over can weaken grass, so much so that it cannot recover even
when the weather warms up. Too much of this leaves grass beyond repair, meaning
Once snow does melt away, you can expect
a lot of water left behind. This means drowning, which is never good. The
simple fact is that, as much as you can’t fight nature, you can help it along. Scheduling ahead for
fertilization following cold weather can mean the difference between suffering
through summer and thriving in the sunshine.
Each type of grass and plant life has
its own set of needs. It can be tricky to know just what your lawn is asking
for but professional services can answer these questions for you.