Baby it’s Cold Outside!

With the temperature dropping outside, it’s time to make sure your yard is ready for the winter weather as well as prepared for the next growing season.  As the temperature begins to cool, it slows down the above-ground growth, placing your plants and grass to overwinter, or to wait out the winter season.

Here are some tips on what you should do to prepare your yard for winter:

  • Aeration and Overseeding
    • By aerating your lawn, the process helps your grass roots to grow more deeply and results in a more vigorous lawn.  It also helps to remove any soil compaction resulting from any impact made to the lawn during the summer months.
    • Overseeding is laying grass seeds throughout your lawn, as when lawns mature, the grass does tend to thin out, and this is a way to maintain and be proactive in making sure your lawns continue to grow lush and green.
  • Mowing a final time helps to prepare your lawn to overwinter, but don’t cut too short as your lawn still needs to feed and it receives it nutrients from the upper blade.
  • Collect all the fallen leaves on your lawn, in your flower beds and shrub borders.
  • Trim your trees and shrubs, especially dead limbs, as with winter snow and ice, these can cause imminent danger to your home and family members with breakage.  Also by removing dead or diseased limbs aids in the health of your trees and shrubs.

Here’s to a great winter season!