Now that you have cleaned up the leaves from the huge tree in your front yard, your coffee shop has changed from pumpkin spice to peppermint, and holiday decorations are springing up in yards throughout your neighborhood, it’s time to think about winterizing your lawn. The start of colder weather is the best time to knock out yard work, so start winterizing now and reap the benefits in the new year.
Check Your pH
Before you start with your winter work, do a basic pH test of the soil in your yard. Your goal should always me to maintain a neutral pH level so that your yard doesn’t gradually thin out. If you have acidic patches in your yard, treat them with lawn-friendly lime products. If you have alkaline patches in your yard, treat them with sulfur treatments.
Pull All the Weeds and Fertilize
Nobody likes weeding their yard, but nobody likes looking at a yard full of weeds either. As part of your winterization, pull all of the weeds in your yard. Perennial weeds are stealing nutrients and water from other plants in your yard and the grass on your lawn, so make sure to get rid of them before the snow starts falling. Once you remove the pesky weeds from your lawn, spread out a fertilizer that is designed for a winterized lawn. These are specially made to help lawns that are under stress (and winter certainly qualifies as stress).
Aerate Your Lawn
Aeration is a great way to winterize your lawn and it can be done in the late fall once puddles start accumulating in your lawn. Aeration involves pulling up small plugs from the ground or poking holes in the ground so that oxygen and water can reach the roots deep below the surface of your lawn. Aeration is a great way to ensure a beautiful lawn next year and it works excellently for areas that receive a lot of yard traffic.
Ready to Winterize Your Lawn?
Whether you are getting rid of a tree, winterize your lawn, or are just trying to trim around the edges, Nature’s Work offers comprehensive tree services for your commercial or residential property. We offer services throughout Maryland, including Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, and Baltimore County. Ready to see how we can meet and exceed your landscape design expectations? Give us a call at (410) 780-3760 or visit us online today! For more useful yard tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.