When it comes to winterizing your lawn and landscape, at Organic Solutions! Inc., we have stressed the importance of late fall fertilization, fall clean-up and pruning and proper irrigation system blowouts. We wanted to take some time to discuss some other lawn tips to help you keep your lawn in the best possible shape throughout the winter months ahead.
When the weather becomes cold and we typically spend more time indoors, it can be easy to forget about items that may have been left out on the lawn. Besides the obvious need for leaf removal to prevent damage to the lawn, you also need to keep your eyes out for items such as wood, dog toys, tools, and lawn furniture that may be left on the lawn and can lead to dead spots. Pet waste is also detrimental to lawns if left all winter so it is a good idea to pick up after pets whenever the snow clears. In order to prevent lawn damage it is a good idea to make an occasional sweep of your lawn to make sure that it is clear of any items that could cause damage.
It is also a good idea to avoid heavy traffic on your lawn once it has gone into dormancy. We suggest discouraging foot traffic by keeping your sidewalks and pathways clear of snow and making sure that you don’t park vehicles on the lawn. We would also recommend shoveling our pathways through your lawn and using a de-icing agent only when necessary as salts and other chemicals can cause damage to your lawn.
At Organic Solutions! Inc, our goal is to help you have a beautiful healthy lawn no matter the season. If you would like to talk to one of our expert team members about your lawn’s particular needs and how we can help you achieve your landscaping goals, give us a call, 208-884-8986.