With a coat of snow on your yard, it can be easy to forget about the grass that lies beneath. But taking care of your landscape before winter hits can help your yard to come up green and abundant in the spring and can save you the pain of trying to revive it when warm weather arrives.
In the wintertime, greenery generally becomes dormant and slows growing dramatically. Also, if your landscape has a lot of snow cover throughout the winter, you could be dealing with snow mold in the springtime. Because your lawn is constantly wet from snow cover, your soil will retain a lot of moisture, becoming the perfect breeding grounds for fungus. This snow mold fungus won’t kill your grass, but can seriously damage it’s appearance. To avoid serious snow mold damage, it is important to continue mowing your lawn in the fall until it stops growing, as longer stems and a fuller lawn create better conditions for diseases in the winter by blocking airflow to the soil.
Working on your landscape before the weather turns cold can save you money on upkeep costs come springtime. Having your leaves raked, debris cleaned, lawn weeded and fertilized before the snow falls can clear up space for your yard to receive sunshine and to help give your lawn the nutrients it needs to survive the cold weather. It is also important to prevent too much foot traffic on grassy areas during the winter. Although grasses are fairly hardy, it can be hard for them to revive in the spring if a footpath has been worn into the ground.
Once warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to assess the damage and start cultivating the landscape you want for the summer months. For help getting your landscape back on track this spring, call us at Jaccarino Builders. At Jaccarino, we not only know how to take care of the interior of your home, but we also have a team of skilled landscapers that can help you tackle outdoor maintenance projects. Whatever it is you need, we’ll make sure your lawn receives the proper and necessary treatments to renew your greenery and help already established areas stay strong and healthy.
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