How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Four Things for Your To-Do List

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

It’s just about time to put away your lawn care tools for the year. Before you store things for the season, learn how to prepare your lawn for winter.

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Mow to the right height. Before you put away your lawnmower until next spring, you’ll need to mow your grass one more time. The ideal height is about 2-1/2″. It will give your grass a little more length to grow before growth stops for the wintertime, but it won’t be tall enough come the long nights of winter when little critters are looking for warm spots to sleep.

Aerate and overseed. Fall is the best time to aerate and overseed. Aeration breaks up compacted soil and leaves the perfect opening for grass seed to take root.

Remove furniture. Heavy items left on your lawn during the winter are destined to cause problems in the springtime. It can cause severe compaction—especially with the additional weight of snow—and you’ll find lifeless patches of grass when you’re ready to enjoy the warmer weather.

Get rid of leaves. Leaves left on your lawn during snow create the perfect environment for problems. The piles provide safety and warmth for little critters. Plus, they create the perfect environment for a fungus called snow mold. Rake up your leaves and get your lawn as clear of ground covering as possible.

Explore our learning center library to learn more about the diseases, like snow mold, that can plague your lawn. 

Have a Healthy Lawn Year-Round.

Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape is your neighborhood lawn care company serving homeowners and business owners in Lafayette, Indiana. We understand the amount of time and hard work that goes into maintaining healthy, beautiful lawns and landscaping. When you choose Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape as your lawn care company, you are protecting your investment and ensuring that it grows in value year after year. Call us today at 765-771-9998 to learn about our four lawn care packages.