1. Keep your yard clear of debris. Remove yard debris, like limbs, leaves, large rocks, lawn equipment, and children’s toys before snow fall. These items left on your lawn can smother your turf and allow disease to develop.
2. Dethatch and aerate. Before the first freeze, dethatch and aerate the lawn. Weeds and lawn pests are drawn to thatch, so do your best to remove as much as possible.
3. Reduce lawn traffic. When the grass has browned, you should reduce the amount of traffic on your lawn. Repeated traffic on brown grass can cause damage. Never allow anyone to park a vehicle on your lawn, especially during the winter months.