Lawn preparation for winter is one of the most important gardening tasks that must be done in time and correctly. Adequate fertilization, mowing and removing weeds and debris provide the healthy lawn appearance, but there are a few other things you should do, which are given below.
To find a perfect lawn in the spring, continue weeding, even in winter. Thus, the uncontrolled growth of weeds does not choke your lawn. But rest assured, it is paradoxically easier in winter. At this time, weeds grow faster than grass. This makes them much easier to spot on – except of course when snow covers the garden.
Watering the lawn in winter is almost never necessary. Nature takes care itself with the frequent rains of this period. However, if there is no rain and the grass suffers, then you can water the lawn. Choose a frost free day when the temperature is above 40 F (4 C), water half an inch in the morning.
Another important step is to regularly clean the fallen leaves and debris. Fallen leaves if remain on the turf reduces its durability. Damp leaves “pressed” under a layer of snow cut off the supply of oxygen and cause rotting of the lawn. You can use this organic litter to make compost or to mulch other plants.
4. Discouraging Moles
Before the onset of winter, it is good to also think about the discouragement of moles. Many people believe that they hibernate in winter, which is false. They remain active underground, making tunnels under the surface of the lawn and damaging grassroots. It is, therefore, appropriate to do more control, to learn how to get rid of them read this.
- Pay attention to the appearance and proliferation of moss is formed mainly in the most exposed in the shade when the sun is low.
- Finally, since, at low temperatures, the grass becomes more delicate, if possible, do not walk on the lawn, especially if covered with ice or snow. This will avoid breaking the blades of grass and make them rot.