When it is winter here in Fairfax County you spend the least amount of time thinking of your lawn. You have put your lawn mower away and are ready for a few months of relaxation and watching football on the couch before you have to start the lawn maintenance routine again in Spring.
There are a few things you can do during even the harshest winter that can ensure a beautiful, lush yard once spring rolls around again.
Late Fall is the the best time to fertilize cool season lawns, since the majority of the lawns in Northern Virginia are made from these grasses, like fescue and bluegrass, it is a good bet your yard has a typical cool season blend.
Before the first freeze, give your lawn a thorough fertilizing to replace all of the nutrients that can be lost from the soil during the hot summer months. Once the weather turns cold, the fertilizer will remain in the soil and feed your lawn’s roots all winter long.
When spring comes your lawn will be full of healthy, lush, green grass that has been feeding on good fertilizer nutrients underneath the snow.
Keep Leaves and Debris off the Lawn
Take advantage of those indian summer days this winter to rake off any late fallen leaves and other debris. This will help keep the lawn from getting wet and moldy. There really is not much lawn care that needs to be done during th
e cold months of winter. If you properly prepare the lawn during the fall, it will be fine until the warm days of spring arrive once more.
If you have not signed up for NuLeaf’s 7 visit comprehensive lawn care program it is not to late, contact today for a free consultation. Spring is right around the corner.