Homeowners do their best to keep up with their lawns but sometimes harsh winters can take their toll on even the lushest lawns. Even if the grass is dormant during the cold winter months, it still deserves some tender loving care. There are so many different types of grass and each can benefit from these winter lawn care essentials.
Here are a few tips to take care of a lawn during the harsh winter months:
- Prevent lawn traffic: Avoid walking on the lawn if possible, especially during the winter. Regardless of how durable the grass is, it can become frail with too much traffic.
- Remove debris: Heavy limbs on the grass can ruin drainage processes, cause dehydration, and soil compaction. Bare patches are easily preventable. The aftermath of winter storms often leaves behind limbs, brush, and leaves. Braving the cold to clean up will be worth it.
- Minimize soil compaction: Like mentioned earlier, compaction of the earth reduces drainage and will cause dry patches. The weight of the snow is likely to cause compaction. Try spreading the snow out along with the debris removal.
- Watering: If you are in an area where you are experiencing a winter drought, water deeply on a day that’s above 40°F. Snow cannot be the only source of water for the grass. Inconsistent sun, wind, and water can cause a lawn to dry out quicker in the winter month.
First impressions are everything. Curb appeal is essential because it gives an initial glimpse of the home. Contact Raleigh Cary Realty for other home maintenance tips. We are a full-service real estate company ready to help you get started on buying or selling your home. We appraise, buy, or sell homes, and work alongside buyers and sellers throughout the entire process.