Keep Your Lawn Healthy & Ready For Winter

Importance Of Lawn And Garden Care In The Winter

Tending your lawn during winter might not be on top of your priority list, but it is an important part of your “winter to-do list.” If your lawn is in great shape before the blast of winter comes, it will ensure a healthy and happy lawn in the spring.

Here are three gardening and lawn care tips to make sure it’s ready for the winter season:

1. Aerate

Gardening Lawn Care : Aerate Aeration means creating small holes in the garden by pulling small plugs of soil to let some air in. The best time to do it is right before the first snow hits.

Some facts and tips about aeration:

  • Ensure that the soil is moist, but not wet. It will help in opening up the ground, that would also allow the roots to breathe and absorb nutrients from fertilizing or seeding.
  • Aerating the soil will help the lawn sprout thicker and fuller grass, perfect for spring.
  • It will also help the roots grow with minimal thatch build-up.
  • Letting some air in the soil is essential to minimize the probability of insect infestation and increase protection against diseases like mold, and root rot.


One of the essential parts of making the lawn winter-ready is fertilizing. It keeps the yard healthy throughout the cold season. However, when thinking about fertilization, it is not something to do right before winter. Instead, the best time to do it is during fall. The reason behind it is the temperature is only starting to cool down, and yet grasses are still growing. At the same time, when you do it just as the grass is frozen, it will have difficulties absorbing the nutrients.

Fertilization will help the grass keep its luscious color even during winter. On the side, it is also a great stimulant for root growth which then helps the lawn prepare for spring. However, it is important to be careful when fertilizing. Overdoing it may result in burning the grass, or overfeeding which would lead to plant death.

3. Rake

Other than keeping the garden clean, just like aerating, raking can help the soil by creating small openings to the roots. It may sound like a simple task, but it is also an excellent way to prepare the lawn and help the soil by removing leaves or debris that may block light and prevent moisture.

Keep Off  The Grass

After all the mentioned tips are taken care of, make sure to keep off the lawn, especially when it’s wet or frozen. Both the grass and soil are delicate during the winter season. Continuous or frequent walking on the lawn might produce lasting damage. Make sure to keep pathways and walkways clear so people follow those paths instead of walking on the delicate lawn.

Investing a bit of clean up time and preparation effort will help improve the lawns quality next season.


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