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Until this past summer, my husband and I have always lived in either an apartment or a townhouse where we did not have any outside area to take care of besides a back patio. We had grass, but only a few square feet in front of our front door and the apartment complex always took care of all of the lawn maintenance. I never paid attention to how my parents took care of our lawn growing up, so moving into a house this past summer and having a large yard has been an experience. While my husband and I both know how to take care of the lawn in the spring & summer months, this is our first time preparing our lawn for the winter to help prevent snow mold and damage to the shrubs and grass.
Snow mold? Yes, that’s right, I’ve never heard of it either until this past week. Snow mold shows as small spots on the turf but grows in size and changes in color, it is more common here in the northern part of the U.S. due to the extended wet weather and humidity. We’ve already had a few days with snow, followed by 50 degree days, and then snow a day later. I’m more than ready for the spring to arrive, but until then I’m protecting our lawn, and ourselves from the cold harsh winter.
Tips for Protecting Your Lawn This Winter:
- Keep the grass trimmed until the first frost.
- Clear the leaves around the yard, deck and fences to help prevent insect problems in the spring.
- Use extra plywood and hinges to make an A frame to help protect plants from snow.
- Don’t forget about the trees, make sure they are trimmed and fertilized to protect against pests.
It’s not too late to protect your lawn this winter. If you have leaves lying around your yard, or piled up against a fence, head outside and clear them away. If you have a big enough area, start a compost pile to help reduce the amount sent to the landfill, you can then use the compost to help provide nutrients to plants or even to start a garden. Pick up windbreakers at your local garden or hardware store, or you can even make your own with plywood and a couple additional tools.
To help you with all of your lawn care and fertilization needs, sign up for TruGreen lawn care service now so that when the spring weather does decide to arrive, a TruGreen specialist will already have you in the system and may be out on your lawn even before you think it’s time to begin spring lawn care.
TruGreen Lawn Care Services:
- Tree and Shrub Care
- Lawn Aeration
- Insect Control
- Weed Control
- + More!
Have you prepared your lawn, trees and shrubs for the winter?