The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Lawn Care

From keeping your grass shorter before the snowy winter season to keeping people off the grass to protect the turf, lawn care in winter can be a challenge! We’ll break down tips from the pros that are sure to keep your lawn looking wonderful all winter long.

Things to Avoid

There are certain things that logically seem like a good idea but can really damage your grass during the winter. Steer clear of these no-no’s to ensure you’re not singing the blues come spring:

  • Using salt to melt snow from your lawn can cause long-term damage to roots.
  • Removing snow in general is a bad idea. It can insulate your lawn from the elements and keep it safe. Plus, when the snow melts your lawn gets a lovely deep watering!
  • That said, don’t use a snowthrower to scrape excessive loads of snow from your sidewalk or driveway onto your lawn and plants. This heavy heap can suffocate more delicate plants and inhibit growth in the future.

Easy Winter Lawn Care

Follow these simple steps, and your winter wonderland will look fresh as a daisy in spring! Things to do:

  • Marking the edges of your lawn can help you keep from running off the road or walking across the snow-covered lawn, both of which can damage delicate grasses and plants.
  • Keep your grass mown short right before the heavy snows. Long grass is prime nesting ground for pests such as rats and mice looking for winter napping grounds.
  • Water your grass regularly, even during the snowy season. This will help keep your lawn from drying out and dying even when it’s semi-dormant.

Don’t let winter weather wreak havoc on your beautiful lawn! Take steps to prevent winter damage. Need service on your lawn equipment or snow throwers? Ralph Helm, Inc. has you covered for all your landscaping and lawn service needs. Contact us today to learn more!

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