Summer went by in a flash and it’s time to start thinking about winter. Now that fall is here, it’s time to protect your lawn against Lawrenceville, GA, winter storms. Luxury Landscape Supply has the stuff you need to do this now before it’s too late. The better you prepare your lawn for the winter months the better it will come back in the spring, i.e. greener and fuller. Take a Saturday or Sunday and do the following. This helps protect your lawn during colder winter weather.
Fertilize the Grass
Fall is the perfect time to spread fertilizer on your lawn to nourish it before it goes into a bit of a hibernation. It’s best to use a fertilizer spreader for this task, and a motorized spreader is more accurate than a hand-held one. Purchase a fertilizer that is good for your lawn type and then follow the directions carefully. If you spread too much fertilizer on the grass, it will burn it and kill it.
Aerate the Grass
Poking holes in your lawn now prepares it for seeding in the spring. Aerating your soil also helps the existing lawn roots stay healthy and continue to grow. You can buy or rent a motorized aerator, which is the best way to do it, use a hand tool, or even purchase specialized shoes to aerate your lawn as you walk over it. Some people even use pogo sticks, but this takes balance and skill, so be safe.
Sow Winter Grass Seed
Purchase seed specifically designed for colder weather. The seed packaging will specify whether it’s best to plant it in the spring or fall. Scatter the cool-weather seed all over your lawn so it can take root before the winter storms really hit. Scatter the seed evenly so you don’t end up with clumps of grass in areas throughout your lawn. Only scatter enough seed to help keep your lawn lush in colder weather.
Maintain Your Lawn
Pull a rake gently over any bald spots to mix up the seed and soil and break up clumps. Water your lawn per the seed packet’s instructions, taking into account the additional moisture that can accompany winter weather. As the weather cools down, let your lawn dry out between watering once the seed has sprouted and taken root, especially if you wake up to morning frost.
Luxury Landscape Supply has many of the supplies you’ll need to winterize your lawn. Call our Lawrenceville, GA, center at 770-285-0519.