Although it is winter here in the Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington area, that doesn’t mean that your lawn doesn’t need attention and care. In this post, we will discuss 3 tips for caring for your lawn in winter.
Fallen leaves, as well as other debris, should never be left to sit on your lawn. Piles of debris block the vital nutrients your yard needs to remain healthy year-round. This debris will invariably create dead or brown patches throughout your lawn. Therefore, it is vital to any healthy lawn to immediately rake up and dispose of any leaves or other plant life that has accumulated on your lawn. Similarly, leaving other objects, like children’s or pet’s toys, outdoor furniture, or pet waste, can have an adverse effect on your lawn as well, and should be removed as soon as possible.
Avoid Heavy Traffic
It is highly advised to minimize the amount of foot traffic on your lawn. Allowing an abundance of foot traffic during the winter months tramples tender grass blades and compacts the soil. An overabundance of foot traffic will make it difficult for your lawn to bounce back after its dormant period, which can also create dead or brown patches later in the year.
Although your lawn’s grass may appear completely dormant during the cold season of winter, the grass roots are extremely busy. The roots continue to grow during this time and need nutrients that were depleted during the warmer months of spring and summer. In order to provide your grass with the nutrients it craves, it is a great idea to apply an organic fertilizer, especially during the early months of winter. The fertilizer will help to keep your lawn’s roots healthy during the winter, creating a lush and happy lawn during the growing season.
Your lawn needs love and attention year-round to keep it healthy and looking its best. If constantly caring for your lawn is a challenge, worry no more: Urban Eden Landscaping would love to keep your yard looking great. Call us today at (360)567-6399, contact us here, or fill out a FREE online estimate request now.