Winter is a season where dry leaves and dead grass is a common scenario. Don’t be tensed about that. With some care and precautions, you can prevent any bad things that may happen to your lawn. Today we are going to give you 7 tips to keep your lawn grass healthy in winter.
7 might not be much they are super effective. Before we begin the main guide we just want to ask you, do you have a lawnmower? If not what’s preventing you from getting the best lawn mower.
A lawnmower is a tool that is absolutely necessary if you want to keep your garden healthy and get rid of weeds.
Enough about lawnmowers let’s start the real thing.
Fertilize the land
Doesn’t matter what season it is, fertilizing a land is always necessary.
There are some necessary things that you should use in your land to fertilize and help the grass grow better. Such as nitrogen for deep growth, potassium for grass health, and phosphorus for healthy roots.
Besides these, grass also needs iron and zinc and many more micronutrients.
In case you already don’t know, please don’t try to fertilize the land when it’s frozen. All of the nutrition will wash way. Ultimately fertilizing a frozen field will serve you no purpose.
As we know winter may not be the best season to plant new seeds, that’s why you should consider planting any new seeds before winter arrives. That way the seeds you planted will get enough time and nutrition to grow a healthy amount.
Also, new seeds help you get rid off the dead spots that are built over time. The time between August to September is considered the best time to plant new seeds. Like we previously said don’t forget to fertilize your land first. A non fertilized land will serve you no purpose.
Perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, or fine fescues should be your top priority while seeding new plants.
Mow/Scalp the land
One thing you should avoid is to let the grass grow long during the winter. It will affect the overall health of the lawn. The reason is, when the tall grass lower downs from the weight of snow, it will leave no room for other grass to breathe. It will create dead spots during the springtime.
To prevent this you should lower down the blade height of your lawnmower. At least a two-phase mowing is necessary. It will gradually cut all the long grass and remove any thatches. Don’t cut all the grass in one shot. It may do more harm than good.
If you don’t want to deal with the trouble you can always higher professionals to do it for you.
Weeding in winter
By removing the weeds in the winter season you will save your grass. Those weeds like we mentioned previously could kill your grass and create dead spots later on. Prevent all that by simply weeding the garden every once in a while. Don’t let the weeds grow too much.
If you don’t want to get your hands dirty remove them with herbicide.
Aerate the lawn
This is a great opportunity to aerate your lawn and let the grass breathe. As during the summertime the land grows tough it creates a problem when winter hits. The land doesn’t get any breathing room.
By aerating the lawn you create small holes in the ground allowing the ground to ease up and the roots to breathe.
Remove the fallen leaves
In winter as tree leaves tend to die a lot, they will fall into your lawn. You shouldn’t let them stay there for a long period of time. It will gather snow and kill the grass bellow it if you leave leaves out on the field for a long time. You can alternatively pulverize the trees into small pieces, this away they will mix with the land and act as a composter.
Avoid lawn traffic
The frozen grass will wear out your grass and act as heavy traffic. If you were to add more traffic to it, you will end up ruining your lawn. During the winter take it easy. Only use the lawn when you are mowing or weeding out the grass. You may also remove the leaves every other day. Instead of trafficking let the grass breathe and you will end up with most of the grass alive after winter.
Lawn care can be hard if you don’t know what you are doing. Especially during the winter, don’t panic just follow our guide and you will end up thanking us.