Taking care of your outdoor landscaping and keeping your lawn in great shape does not consist of duties that end when fall and winter arrive.
Making sure your yard stays beautiful, especially during the warmer months when the grass is growing and thriving, requires some tending and maintenance in the winter, too.
To keep your lawn in good condition and ensure that you have less maintenance to do during the summer, here are three things to do this winter:
- Keep the lawn cleared of leaves, outdoor furniture, toys, and other objects that will kill the grass and leave bare spots in your yard.
- As the mowing season comes to a close, begin cutting your grass shorter and shorter to get it ready to weather the winter. Trimming the grass very short will help it survive the winter in better shape than if you let it grow unhindered before stashing your mower for the season.
- Do not fertilize your lawn over the winter. This can cause premature growth that will end up dying before spring.