Save Your Sod with These 4 Winter Lawn Care Tips
Us Floridians know how fortunate we are to have such beautiful green lawns year-round. However, winter can be particularly challenging for our grounds, as the weather tends to be cooler and drier than our usual climate. If you want to keep your grass looking lush and healthy all winter long, follow these simple winter lawn care tips:
Water Your Lawn Regularly but Sparingly
During the winter, it’s essential to keep your lawn hydrated, but you don’t need to water as frequently or heavily as you would in the warmer months. A good rule of thumb is to reduce your watering by about 30% during the winter, making sure not to overwater and potentially damage your grass.
Add Wintertime Fertilizer to Your Lawn
Many winter fertilizers are specially formulated to provide extra nutrients and protection during the colder months. Consider adding a wintertime fertilizer to your lawn to keep it looking lush and green even when winter weather sets in. But beware—using the wrong fertilizer can damage your yard, so be sure to research and choose a suitable product for your specific grass type.
Mow as Needed, but Don’t Overdo It
Your lawn may not grow as much in the winter, but it’s still essential to maintain regular lawn maintenance. Mow your grass as needed, but be careful not to overdo it, as you could potentially damage the grass and eliminate its winter protection from colder air temperatures.
Keep Leaves, Sticks, and Other Debris Off Your Lawn
You may notice that leaves, sticks, pine needles, and other debris start to accumulate on your lawn as they fall from nearby trees and bushes. To prevent damage to your grass, regularly remove this excess debris from your property using a rake or broom. This will help ensure your lawn stays healthy and vibrant all winter.
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At Bayside Sod, we know grass. Our farm has been growing sod since 1987. If you’re in Bradenton, Sarasota, or Lakewood Ranch, what are you waiting for? Come see us at our Bradenton location! Contact us today by phone or on our website, and let us help you achieve the perfect lawn.