Lawn Maintenance - How to Prepare Your Landscaping for Winter

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, October 11, 2012

prepare your landscape for winter

Prepare for winter with fall lawn maintenance.

Fall is coming, and it’s time to begin winterizing your home, lawn, and landscaping, and getting ready for the cold months of winter.

Here are five steps to prepare your landscape for winter.

1. Prune trees & shrubs: The wintertime is the perfect time to see damage on trees. With the leaves gone, you’ll be able to pinpoint the branches and limbs that need to be removed. Additionally, it’s important to remove limbs that will break under the weight of snow to avoid injury or damage to your home.

2. Mowing: Continue to mow your grass until it stops growing. For the last mow of the season, set the deck to mow at 2 inches.

3. Raking: Rake up all the leaves, grass clippings, and remove any debris. Don’t leave leaves piled on the grass to avoid damaging the lawn.

4. Fertilizing: Fertilize your lawn following the manufacturer’s instructions.

5. Watering: If you notice a lengthy period of dryness and heat during the fall, water your lawn.

Take the necessary time this fall to prepare your lawn and landscape for the cold winter months.

For more lawn maintenance tips on preparing your landscaping for winter, contact the turf experts at Modern Turf.