7 Ways to Keep Your Lawn and Landscaping Safe in Winter
Winter is on its way. Keep your lawn and landscaping safe with these simple tips!
1. Aerate and fertilize your lawn
Just before winter may seem like an odd time to aerate and fertilize your lawn, as the grass won’t be growing during the winter time. But by doing this task before winter sets in, the fertilizer and its benefits will be there and ready as soon as warm weather returns.
2. Rake your lawn
Some people wait to rake until all the leaves have fallen from the trees. This enables dead leaves to kill the grass beneath, so always rake every couple of days. Don’t let leaves build up too long, as you may be surprised by a snowfall, and never see them again until you’re shoveling them up come spring and the first thaw!
3. Cut your grass short
There are many types of grass, and during its growing season, each of these types has an optimum length to stay healthy – cut it any shorter and it stresses the grass. Want to know how tall you should let your particular grass grow in summer? Ask Chris! Proper grass height will help protect the new growth of grass when spring arrives.
4. Mulch your trees and flower beds
In order to protect the roots of your perennial flowers, plants and trees, apply a good thick layer of mulch – about two inches. This helps to prevent erosion, and keep the temperature around the roots stable. Some trees don't do well with mulch so if you're not sure, you can always ask Chris.