Winter is one of the harshest seasons. Your whole garden goes through change and takes quite the pounding from the cold, cold temperatures. And with summer slipping through our fingers and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your garden and lawn for the cold season. This will ensure that the lawn will be able to properly endure the harsh weather. It will also help you reap the benefits when spring comes around. After all who doesn’t want a green, lush garden in the spring and summer? Let’s see how to prepare your lawn for winter the right way.
It’s time to start preparing your garden and lawn for the cold season
Alongside preparing your garden for the cold, you also need to prepare your lawn. The moment that the weather starts to cool down, you may think your work in the garden is over, but it’s not. There is just a little more work to do. But trust us, it’s worth it in the long run. Preparing your lawn for winter will help prevent damage and keep your grass healthy.
Preparing your lawn for winter will help prevent damage during the cold months
#Cut The Grass
It’s best to shorten the length of the lawn’s grass in order to prepare it for the winter dormancy. It’s best to cut your grass down to one or one and a half inches. This makes it much easier to aerate the soil, and it will be easier for you to see how much compost or mulch you’ll need. If your grass is tall it’s best to slowly increment it with a few mowings.
It’s best to shorten the length of the lawn’s grass in order to prepare it for the winter dormancy
#Aerate The Soil
Aerating the soil of your lawn is a must. Not only can it save you from annoying pests such as lawn grubs, but it also helps to avoid soil compaction. Soil aerating is the process of punching holes into the soil. This way it creates a better airflow and mire water and nutrients can get to the roots that live within it. If you live in an area that has heavy rains and snows, it’s easy for the grass to get compacted. So, it’s recommended to do this before the winter months.
Soil aerating is the process of punching holes into the soil, so better airflow is created
#Mulch and Fertilize
Mulching is amazing! And it’s recommended to do both in the spring and the fall. Adding a light layer of mulch to your lawn will help to insulate the underlying plant growth and to help them survive the extreme drop in temperatures. Just make sure it’s light coverage, as too much can be a detriment. Alongside mulch, it’s also a good idea to fertilize the soil. You can use your own compost to give your lawn soil enough nutrients to grow strong and healthy grass.
Adding a light layer of mulch to your lawn will help to insulate the underlying plant growth
#Seed, Rake and Water
Fall is the perfect time to seed cool season grasses as it will help give your lawn a boost for the spring time. You can easily mix the seeds well by raking them into the compost. Then water the seeds at least for 5 minutes a day a couple of times per day until the seeds sprout. Then start to water them for 15 to 30 minutes once a day. Once the grass reaches three inches, mow it. Then mow it once more for one and half inches, and it’s officially ready for a long winter.
You can easily mix the seeds well by raking them into the compost
This was how to prepare your lawn for winter in 5 simple steps. We hope you found this article useful. Now your lawn will be ready just in time for winter, and you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy, lush garden in the springtime.
Your lawn will be ready for winter, and you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful lawn in the spring