Giving your lawn proper winter care is essential as temperatures in the Dallas/Fort Worth area begin to drop. While the weather may not result in heavy snow and ice, freezing rain, frost, and sleet can cause problems for your lawn.
Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take to prepare and protect your lawn and landscape for the cold temperatures. By taking care of your lawn now, you can count on a beautiful, healthy lawn in the springtime.
Here are four ways to prepare your Texas lawn for the winter:
Here is a quick lesson in grass physiology: The crown of the grass is an area at soil level that controls the growth, and overall health of a particular blade of grass (it is often referred to as, “the control center.”) When temperatures drop and you fertilize your lawn, the fertilizer will not push growth as it would in the spring or summer, but instead, it will store sugar and energy in the crown of the grass. When temperatures warm up and the days get longer, your grass will already have those essential nutrients to ensure luscious, green grass in the springtime.
While raking leaves may feel like a meaningless task, there are actually a lot of benefits to keeping a clean yard. Here are three of those benefits:
Weeds will regularly take important nutrients from your lawn. These nutrients are especially important in the wintertime, so getting rid of them now is a must for a healthy lawn going forward. Also, by pulling weeds now you are preventing them from making a bigger, stronger comeback later on.
Don’t neglect your lawn this winter. Give us a call at 817-447-7711 to hear about our extensive lawn care programs, which are specified and formulated for your lawn. Let’s get healthy, green grass together!