In the winter, the plants go dormant, and one can put much of the landscape maintenance to rest. You will be able to sit back and relax and not worry about watering the lawn during this period. Even so, it never hurts to be proactive in how you care for your lawn this winter. Below are the top winter lawn care tips to help your Maryland lawn stay green and beautiful.
It is best to limit one’s activity on the lawn during the winter. When the grass is dormant or frozen, it is easier for it to become broken or downtrodden with much foot traffic. Likewise, traveling over the same path can cause a dirt trail to form in the middle of the lawn.
Aerate & Overseed
It is not too late to aerate and overseed your lawn! In fact, winter is not a bad time at all for aeration. Aeration is the process of pulling up plugs of dirt to loosen the soil. The soil resettles and forms fertile ground for new seeds to establish themselves. Fall, winter, and spring are all ideal times to perform aeration and overseeding.
Is it necessary or helpful to fertilize the lawn during the winter? Yes, some experts say that fertilizing the lawn in the winter can give the grass extra nutrients and help it to grow back green and strong when spring returns.
Keep It Clean
In Maryland, the leaves may still be falling off the trees in winter. Be sure to keep the lawn clean and free of excess fall leaves, twigs, and debris. Letting debris or items sit on one spot in the lawn for a prolonged period can cause the grass to become moldy or die out. The last thing you want to happen to your lawn is lawn fungus.
Plan for Next Year
The winter is also a great time to plan for next year’s lawn care. Winter lawn care is minimal, and with Edward’s Lawn & Home, you don’t even have to do it yourself! If you are tired of mowing and watering the lawn yourself, or you need professional services to help rejuvenate your lawn, Edward’s Lawn & Home can come to your aid. For more information, contact us!
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