3 Reasons You Shouldn't Put Off Lawn Maintenance Until Spring

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, January 07, 2013

Modern Turf

For a healthier lawn - make lawn maintenance a year long project.

Lawn maintenance is a year-long commitment. If you don’t already have a maintenance schedule, you may want to develop one. There are things you can do all year long to insure your lawn is healthy and green.

Here are three reasons why you shouldn't put off lawn maintenance until Spring.

1. Leaves and limbs can damage grass: Letting leaves and Fallen tree branches stay on top of your grass can cause damage to it. If you wait until Spring to remove yard debris, the lawn underneath will be damaged.

2. Weeds will take over your lawn: When Spring arrives, if you haven’t taken care of your lawn during the Fall and Winter months, your yard may be overcome with weeds. It doesn't hurt to practice weed control during the Fall and Winter. That way, when your grass begins to grow again, it won’t have to compete with the weeds for nutrients.

3. Drainage issues can damage grass: Standing water can cause great damage to grass. Keep an eye on your lawn during the Winter months especially after storms to be sure the water is draining properly. If it’s not, fix it.

Contact the turf professionals at Modern Turf for more information on lawn maintenance.