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How to Care for Your Lawn in Winter

Caring for your lawn during winter is critical for when your plants rejuvenate in the spring season.

Lawn maintenance is a year-round task. But during the winter season, garden tasks are fewer but still critical. These tasks include measures to ensure that your garden survives the cold season. 

Apply Slow-Release Fertilizer

Winter seasons make most of your plants go dormant. But, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need any nutrients. 

Before the temperature drops, use slow-release fertilizers. This keeps your lawn healthy and in the best condition for the winter.

Remove leaves and clippings from your turf. This ensures that your grass receives the ample sunlight it needs

Slow Release Fertilizer

You Still Need to Mow

Your grass won’t stop growing in the winter but the rate of growth will be reduced. Too much scalping can weaken the grass and cause diseases.

Lessen the times you mow during winter. If you used to mow weekly, try to mow once every three weeks.

Water as Needed

Watering should be done when your lawn looks dry. Too much watering can promote the growth of fungi. If your lawn requires water, do it early in the morning.

You can also give your lawn a very light water sprinkle before the sun comes up. This can remove frost from the leaves and can help keep the colour of your lawn.

Water as needed by Lawn during Winter

Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds grow faster during the cold season. This time is actually a great time for a herbicide. Herbicide can deal with your bindii and broad-leaf weeds. Make sure to read the label to ensure that the active ingredient is suitable for your grass.

Overall, there are fewer things to do on your lawn during the winter months. Whatever few tasks are left, should not be ignored. 

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