As your greenery slowly disappears underneath a blanket of snow during the winter, it can be easy to forget about. However, it’s important to take care of your landscape before winter arrives so that it can flourish and save you time and money trying to revive it come springtime.
During the winter 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 its 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. 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. Click here for a quote!