Here at Talley Properties, we help you get a head start on making your property look stunning. That all starts with great landscaping. Around the holiday season, lawn care is likely the furthest thing from your mind. There’s so much to do and so little time to do it, not to mention the weather is cold and the plants are in hibernation. But the truth is there’s no better time to begin. As you enter the new year, set aside some time to plan for the growing season ahead. It will be here before you know it! Without further ado, let’s get into some tips and techniques to kickstart your lawn care routine.
- Aerate & Fertilize. Ideally, this should be done before the grass goes dormant for the winter, around the time of your first frost. Aeration is the process of puncturing the earth to allow your lawn to breathe and relieve pressure. Follow up this process with some fertilizer to ensure that your grass has all the nutrients it needs before its long winter sleep.
- Clear the Lawn. Grass is particularly brittle during the winter time. Sometimes the harsh weather can take a toll on your lawn in the form of leaves, twigs, mulch, and snow cluttering the surface. Be sure to keep an eye on your yard and remove anything that may damage the grass or prevent breathability. This includes lawn furniture, decorations, and any buildup of organic material.
- Minimize Traffic. In a similar vein, too much traffic can lead to wear and tear on your lawn. If you or your guests must regularly walk across the grass, avoid repeatedly taking the same route.
- As winter comes to an end and the weather begins warming up again, it’s time to aerate and overseed. Overseeding is the process of spreading grass seed over and between existing patches of grass. By aerating your lawn and spreading seed before spring arrives in full force, you’ll be setting your lawn up for success.
To summarize, as winter melts into spring, the most important things you can do for your lawn are aeration, fertilization, and protection. As grass comes out of hibernation for the season, it may look pretty rough. But with a little hard work and some TLC, your lawn will be thriving in no time.
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