During winter, many people assume that they have taken a break from lawn maintenance. It is important to choose the best grass seed that will survive through winter. Preparing for winter before snow covers your lawns will ensure that you don’t have to do much when the harsh weather arrives and starts affecting your grass.
Tips for taking care of grass during winter
Remove leaves and dirt before winter arrives
This is the first steps to take before the actual winter season comes and you are unable to take care of your lawn. Make sure you take time and remove everything that is covering your grass lawn. This includes things like leaves, pieces of wood and anything on the surface of the wood. This is important because once the snow starts covering your lawn, it includes all the objects on top of the grass and this can be harmful to your lawn.
Trim the lawn
Before winter arrives, it is important to do a final trimming of the lawn before grass is covered by snow. It is important to trim your lawn because it will stay that way for the next couple of months without being trimmed or anyone accessing the grass. This is also the right time to do some lawn mowing before winter arrives.
Using soluble iron solution
A soluble iron solution should be your best friend, especially when preparing your lawn for winter. However, this should not be applied when the snow has already covered your lawns. It should be applied on the lawns before winter arrives. The role of the iron solution is to give some color to the grass and ensure that it doesn’t lose the original color as well as to keep the grass healthy during the winter period.
Do not step on the lawn covered with snow
When your gardens are finally covered with snow, you might be tempted to go and start removing the snow. Stepping on the grass at this time is a bad idea because you are destroying the grass. Wait until the snow covering grass melts on its own. You might get impatient, but the best thing is to wait.
Do not mow during winter
Winter time is not mowing time that is why people should prepare in advance. If you try mowing during winter, you are destroying the grass because during winter you cannot tell the size of grass. Snow is covering the grass most of the time.