As we all know, living in the Northeast brings cold winters and many snowstorms. Just because it is cold and the grass doesn’t grow as much as in the colder seasons does not mean you should forget about your lawn. Lawn maintenance is a year-round concern to keep up curb appeal. Make sure that your lawn survives through harsh winter conditions coming our way so that your lawn can be beautiful for the upcoming seasons. Take a look at these winter lawn maintenance tips.
Clean up Leaves and Debris
The busy holiday season has just ended and it is understandable if you have not gotten a chance to get every single leaf that has fallen in your front or backyard. Now is the time to clean up any debris from your lawn. Fallen leaves and tree branches can leave unattractive dead spots in your lawn. You can use a rake or broom to easily sweep away debris into a trash bag.
Avoid Walking or Driving Over Lawn
A simple tip to keep your lawn ready for the springtime is to avoid walking over a frozen lawn. A frozen lawn is more vulnerable to bare spots when it is repeatedly walked on. Driving over a frozen lawn is detrimental to a lawn as well. Brown spots may occur in your lawn from walking or driving.
Yes, you can still fertilize your grass in the winter season. You should only fertilize it during the early part of the winter season, preferably in late December through early January before snowstorms typically hit. There are winterizing lawn fertilizers to help your lawn stay strong and ready for the spring season.
About Evergreen Genes
In 1954, Evergreen Gene’s opened its doors in Glen Burnie, MD. The store functioned as a garden center that offered landscaping, lawn maintenance and hardscaping services. When you walk into our store, the selection of trees, flowers, and other shrubbery will amaze you. Our inventory has anything that a horticulturist like yourself could possibly want.
Evergreen Gene’s is conveniently located at 401 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie, and is open during regular business hours. We are always happy to speak with our customers, so do not hesitate to give us a call at 410-766-6877.