How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Posted by AllGreen on November 1, 2018

organic lawn care massachusettsNot to alarm you, but winter is on its way. No matter how you feel about the cold season, there’s no denying that there isn’t anything you can do for your lawn from mid-November until April. Even if it’s not covered in feet of snow, it’s probably frozen. So it’s important to take precautions regarding your Massachusetts lawn care while you can still see it.

 

Clean

The first step to making sure the New England cold doesn’t destroy your lawn is to clean it up. Make sure you rake any fallen leaves, as well as any other plant debris or excess dirt. Doing so will make sure the grass underneath has optimal time to take in as much sunlight and oxygen as possible before the ground freezes.

Cut

Once you finish raking, the next step is to make sure your grass is at an optimal height going into the cold season. There are some arguments about what this optimal height is, but most say anything between 2-3 inches is typical mowing height. This makes it easier to do the next step – aerate.

Core

Now, we’re not suggesting “coring” your whole lawn. Instead, you’re going to aerate your lawn using an aerator that removes small parts of the soil and allows it to decompress a little. Removing dirt allows what’s left behind to get more oxygen to help prepare for the winter ahead. Lawn care services in Massachusetts – including the professionals here at AllGreen, have aerators on hand and offer this service regularly.

Cover

If necessary, you may have to give your grass a little extra food. Fertilizer can help give your lawn and shrubbery a little extra boost going into the freeze, making it easier to grow once the grass thaws.

And that’s it, easy as pie. Your lawn is ready for winter, are you? Visit our site here to explore our other services and see how we can be of assistance.