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How to Prepare Landscaping for Winter

Getting Ready For The Chill

With the fall season here and winter just around the corner, you might be worried about taking care of your grass during the winter. While winter weather can be dangerous for lawns, do remember that any landscape damage is entirely preventable! There are numerous ways you can take preventative actions to help mitigate damage to your lawn and make sure that a nice lush green layer of grass is waiting for you underneath when the snow melts away. Here are some tips you can use to get your lawn ready for winter!

Help Your Lawn Breathe

While trimming and watering your lawn is perfect, the best thing you can do for your lawn is aerated in the winter weather. Aeration is, in simple terms poking holes into your lawn to allow for more water and air to penetrate your grass. Often homeowners discover their lawns dying despite watering frequently, and the issue is thatch.

Thatch is a build-up of grass and other organic material that can become compacted underneath the roots of your grass, causing issues with air and water penetrating your roots. Lawn aeration during the fall can help promote grass growth as roots have more space to breathe, and you get a healthier lawn.

Planting Time

With the colder months ahead, now is a great time to spruce up your lawn if you notice it has some bald spots. Before it gets too cold out, you can take this time to plant seeds and fertilize your lawn. By planting your grass seeds now, you can expect a thicker lawn during spring and not worry about a patchy landscape.

General Maintenance

Just like any other day of the year, giving your lawn a good trim can help it grow into a beautiful lush view. Trimming your lawn during the fall can help your grass, and of course, do not forget to water your lawn when you can. While your lawn may not need as much water in the winter as it does during the summer, it still needs about half as much water. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for weeds and other plants that can harm your lawn. So don’t forget to keep an eye on your regular lawn maintenance.

No matter the season at Perm-O-Green we are always prepared to tackle any landscaping issues you might have. Call us today at (800) 903-1460, and our pros can help you with your landscaping projects!