With the weather getting colder outside, you need to make sure your lawn is ready for the cooler temperatures. Of course, every lawn is different. A lawn that is located in Arizona is going to be exposed to different temperatures than a lawn that is located in Connecticut. At the same time, there are a few common tasks you need to complete if you want to prepare your lawn for the winter months.
Shut Off The Water
You don’t need to water your lawn as much during the winter as you do during the summer. At the same time, the exact amount of water you need to provide your lawn will depend on where you live. If you are in a warmer climate, reduce your irrigation. If you are in a cooler climate, you need to shut off the irrigation system completely. They aren’t needed, but you also don’t want them to freeze when the temperature drops below freezing.
Rake Your Leaves
You need to rake the leaves off your yard as quickly as possible. This is an important part of protecting your lawn during the winter. If you have a large carpet of wet leaves on your grass, they will gradually destroy your lawn, as the trapped water will lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Do not allow the leaves to sit on top of your grass.
Cut Your Grass
Do not forget that you need to mow the lawn as well. Even though your lawn is probably not going to grow much during October and November, you need to trim your grass just before winter approaches. If you live in a warm area, you should skip a few weeks, giving your lawn mower time between trims. If you live in a cold area, you need to lower the blades, keeping your lawn approximately ¾ of an inch tall. That way, you don’t have to worry about your grass being matted if you get a lot of snow.
Take Care Of Your Lawn During The Winter
These are a few of the most important tips you need to follow to make sure you take care of your lawn during the winter. If you prepare now, you will enjoy a beautiful lawn during the spring.