As the temperature begins to cool and snow, sleet, and frost begin to cover your property, lawn care may fall to the bottom of your chore list. However, practicing proper lawn care throughout the colder months can help keep your grass healthy during the winter and promote a lush lawn come spring. Peter Navarra Landscaping Co Inc. is a landscaping company in Harrison, NY, with over 50 years of experience. Here are their expert landscapers’ tips for winter lawn care.
Keep Your Yard Clean & Clutter Free
Although you should always keep your yard clear, it is especially important to do so during the winter months. Branches, toys, and dead leaves that are forgotten under layers of snow can potentially cause bare patches in your grass once the snow begins to melt.
Adjust Your Mowing In The Fall
Beginning in the early fall, trim your lawn slightly shorter each time until you are left with a very short and neat layer of grass in your yard. Shorter grass can help your lawn adjust better to the changing temperatures and can also prevent animals like moles from burrowing in your lawn until spring.
Fertilize Before The Frost
Before the first frost, fertilize your lawn. The fertilizer may replenish the nutrients in the soil that have been lost during the summer, and can nourish your soil throughout the winter. Good fertilizing strategies can encourage your grass to regrow fuller and healthier in the spring.
Minimize Foot Traffic
Keep family members, pets, and guests off of your lawn during the winter months in the same way that you would during the summer months. Walking, running, or driving over grass—even dormant grass—can cause indents in the soil that alter the way your lawn grows in the spring.
For more tips on lawn care, or for other lawn services like tree trimming and tree removal, call (914) 835-5733 or visit Peter Navarra Landscaping Co. Inc’s website.