GTB Blogging Quick Tip
Winter mowing can be the key to having a great looking lawn in the spring.
Ensure good winter maintenance on your mower is done. Sharpen the blades, check the oil, spark plug etc.
You want to slowly lower lawn cutting levels. The heavy weight from higher mow heights can allow frost to cling to blades of grass weigh them down. Disease then sets in and ruins your yard. Cut your lawn short, but don't scalp it. If you are on a hill, I recommend being very careful when lowering the lawn mower levels.
Keep toys and hoses off the yard!!!
Nothing damages a yard more than a hose being left out on it.
Your lawn will brown a little in the winter but it's ok.
In certain areas where winter is expected but takes a little longer, ensure you have sprinklers still set to water.
I often run into people who after the first rain of the fall, turn the sprinklers off, or lower times. Most good Sprinkler Timers should have rain detection built in. I will cover those in another blog.
If you have snow and need to walk on your yard to get to the door, walk in different routes. I know it sounds funny, grass can only take so much stress from snow and compacting it down.
Monitor your yard in the Winter just as you would in the Spring or Summer and reap the benefits.