In most parts of the country, lawn grass goes dormant in the winter. Lawn care doesn’t quite end in the winter though. There are still some considerations and concerns that one should be aware of even in the winter.
- Clean it up. It is extremely important not to leave debris, leaves or toys out on the lawn. These things can smother the grass, create disease conditions, and invite insects, mice and other damaging pests.
- Lower the height of your mower by a notch or two (0.5”– 1.0”) the last couple of times that you mow. Excessively long grass can smother itself, cause disease and is at risk of damage from freezing and thawing conditions. However, do not cut the grass too short as you will scalp it thus exposing the crown of the plant to extreme conditions.
- Be aware of traffic. Under snow cover, or exposed to the elements…
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