Winter season is actually the best time to rest from doing the lawn maintenance because the hard work is ideally done before this season. However, this does not mean that you should stop caring for your lawn when the snow starts falling. When you do maintenance during the winter, it can result in your lawn looking lush when the spring arrives. Of course, there are many ways to do this, you can do it on your own with the basic and helpful tips that we will provide here, or you can hire a lawn care Reno to do all the job for you.
As mentioned, the most dynamic as well as an important step in maintenance happens before the winter arrives. Because of this, some homeowners skip the lawn maintenance when the winter sets in and just succumb to regrets why they did do the maintenance earlier. But fret not, there is still simple winter lawn maintenance you can do.
1.Aerate your lawn
When you aerate your lawn, you are providing extra air for the grassroots. You do this by using a spade for taking out spikes of soil across the lawn. These holes can be used for planting seeds. Aerating can be done manually or automatically (motor aerating).
One importance of aerating is that it prevents buildup that makes your plants susceptible to diseases and insect infestations. It also helps the nutrients coming from the water and the soil to penetrate deeper into the roots.
The fertilizer provides nourishment to the soil, and this helps the plants strive more even in very cold weather. You can apply fertilizer through a spreader. Always remember to follow the instructions provided on the package, because lesser fertilizer can be ineffective but too much if it can burn and destroy your plants.
However, it is recommended that you use organic fertilizer than the chemical. Both promote healthy growth roots.
It is advised that you put fertilizer, organic or chemical, before the snow falls. It is because it is futile to put fertilizer when the soil if frozen as the soil does not absorb the nutrients; they will just be washed away.
3. Water and rake your lawn
Raking breaks the clump and dense soil, which can be caused by the winter and the moisture and dampness it provides to the soil. Also, you can water your plant when you notice t is drying out.
One effective way to control the weeds is to take care of your grass. When your grass is healthy, it shades the soil, exposing the soil to the sun hence, weeds will not be able to germinate. The sunlight is important but keeps your grass healthy by watering them when it does not rain.
There are many things you can do for lawn maintenance even when it is winter. However, when it is possible it is recommended that you do the preparations before the winter sets in, so you can do small maintenance during winter.