During the winter it’s easy to forget about the health of your landscape and the grass that lies beneath the blanket of snow. While there’s not much you can do once the snow starts to fall, there are steps that can be taken before winter hits to make lawn revival easier when spring arrives.
One of the landscape issues you may be facing come springtime is snow mold. Because of the heavy snow fall we received this year, your lawn was probably constantly wet from snow cover throughout the winter. This means that your soil retained a lot of moisture, providing the perfect environment for fungus and mold growth. The good news is that snow mold won’t kill your grass, but it will definitely damage its appearance.
At Greenskeeper we can help remedy any snow mold on your lawn, but making sure your lawn is prepared for the winter is just as important as establishing a healthy lawn in the spring. To avoid serious snow mold damage, continue mowing your lawn in the fall until it stops growing. Longer grass stems and a fuller lawn create better breeding conditions for lawn diseases in the winter because airflow is blocked. Additionally, fertilization and weed control is just as important in the late fall as it is in the springtime. Having these services completed in the fall will help your lawn retain the nutrients that it needs to survive the long winter.
Whether you properly prepared your lawn for the winter or not, your landscape will still need help becoming green and healthy again. At Greenskeeper we provide only the necessary lawn care treatments that we think your landscape needs to bring it back to life. Take a look at our scientifically designed annual lawn care program that will establish a strong and full lawn through the fall. Call or click here for a quote!