Summer leaves are turning beautiful shades of orange, yellow and red. The air has become crisp and you’re breaking out your winter coat. You’re switching from iced coffee to hot tea. Autumn is one of the most beautiful and alluring of all the seasons. But what should you be doing to prepare your yard for the wet, harsh and freezing elements to come? There are some important things you should do to prep the outdoor landscape of your home for wintertime. Here at Lanier Yardscapes, we’re happy to share some wisdom with you to make sure your yard stays healthy through the cold months to come.
Don’t Leave the Leaves
A great place to start when prepping your yard for winter is gathering up all the fallen leaves, acorns, pinecones and debris that the autumn winds gifted into your yard. This can be a time-consuming task but it is important to add to your schedule when you’re winter-prepping. Leaves left around will become gooey, nasty and slippery once fall rain and the first snowfall of winter come around. These leaves, if not properly cleaned up, can harm your grass. Leaves left around through winter can also potentially stain your deck or patio. Save yourself the extra effort during spring cleaning by clearing your yard now.
The Last Mow of the Season
Cutting your grass before it’s covered in snow and rain is going to make a huge difference in the quality of your lawn when spring rolls back around. Determine which areas of your lawn are prone to snow coverage, and cut these areas down. We suggest 4-5 inches for snow-prone areas. Too short grass and cold temperatures plus winter wetness could damage your grass roots. While too long grass under wetness and snow can grow mold and mildew and other nasty things nobody wants to deal with in springtime.
Drain The Pipes
Don’t forget to drain your irrigation system! The last thing you need is your pipes freezing. Frozen pipes could easily break or be damaged. This is easily avoidable, just drain them now before it’s too late. You can take your hoses and other external sprinklers into a dry and warm place while you’re at it. Better safe than sorry when it comes to your summer appliances – keep them dry and safe from winter weather.
Find a Winter Fertilizer
You may think you don’t need to worry about your grass in the winter, but a good winter fertilizer will promote root health all winter long and leave your grass growing back more beautifully than ever come springtime.
This seems like a lot of work, but your yard will thank you when winter is over. Plus, it saves you time in the long run. Lanier Yardscapes is happy to help with the job. We are available to answer any of your questions and provide lawn maintenance services in any season. Call us or stop by today. We are local in Peachtree City and service other surrounding towns and counties in Georgia.
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