Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

The best way to ensure a beautiful and healthy lawn and landscaping come springtime is to take the proper steps in preparing for winter before the harsh conditions arrive.  Without this, a lawn that hasn’t been “put to bed” for the winter will be evident in the spring. However, a little work now will make for a lush and gorgeous lawn when spring does return.

While many homeowners think their lawn needs less care in the fall because the grass isn’t growly as quickly, this way of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. Pull on your gloves, get out the lawnmower and rake, and follow these tips to prepare your lawn for winter.

Keep Mowing: Continue to mow your lawn, as needed, throughout the fall. When it’s time for your final cut for the season, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting.
Aerate the Soil: Aerating your lawn in fall allows oxygen, water, and fertilizer to reach the grass’s roots easily.
Rake the Leaves: While it’s not a job anyone enjoys, it’s important to remove fallen leaves as soon as possible.
Fertilize: If you only fertilize your lawn once per year, do it in the fall. While the grass growth has slowed, grass roots continue to grow quickly. Applying fertilizer now promotes deep root growth and a reserve of nutrients for a healthy start to spring.

A lawn that is properly cared for before the cold and deep freeze sets in will be healthier and require less maintenance the next year. For help with winterizing your landscaping in Butler, PA, call Custom Lawn Care, Inc. at (724) 287-3149.