As winter approaches, many people in Michigan are starting to worry about their lawn. Will it survive the cold weather? Is there anything I can do to prepare it? Don’t worry – with a little bit of work, your lawn can make it through the winter just fine. Here are ten tips to help you get started with your fall lawn care in Downriver Michigan.
10 Tips To Help Your Lawn Survive A Downriver Winter
Fertilize your lawn
This will help it to withstand the cold weather and bounce back quickly in the spring. Here at Cutting Edge Property Maintenance we offer lawn care services which include adding fertilizer to your lawn to keep it looking great all year!
Reseed any areas that are thinning out
This will help to prevent bare patches from forming. A great way to prepare your lawn for the winter and into next year is to consider getting aerated and over-seeded. If you have lots of areas in your yard that look bare this process can help rejuvenate those areas to make them look much better.
Clear away any debris that has collected on your lawn over the summer
This includes things like fallen leaves, twigs, and branches. It may not be spring cleaning but it’s best to collect this debris before it’s covered in snow during the winter.
Add fallen leaves to your compost pile
They’ll break down and provide valuable nutrients to your lawn come springtime. If you don’t have a compost bin there are many available on Amazon or at local home improvement stores. You may also have neighbors who can use this.
Rake up any acorns that have fallen from oak trees
These can damage your lawn if left unchecked. Having loads of acorns or other seeds or plants that can be stored by rodents and squirrels may not help your landscape much but it can certainly cut down on the critters around your home. Cleaning these items before they are collected by critters can help your lawn as well as help keep rodents away.
Aerate your lawn if it’s compacted
This will improve drainage and help your lawn to thrive. Aeration can certainly help lawns during the Fall of year before the cold weather gets here. Not only can it help to promote new grass growth during the spring time it can also help to thicken the grass you now have by allowing the roots to better take hold of the soil.
Over-seed your lawn with cool-season grasses
These are more tolerant of the cold weather and will help to keep your lawn looking green all winter long. Over-seeding is a great way to add more grass to your lawn and make it look great. Fall is the best time to over-seed your lawn and it’s also good to have the lawn aerated as well. Be sure to choose the best seeds for your lawn and if you have questions we’re here to help! Get a free estimate on over-seeding your lawn as well as aerating your lawn.
Apply a thin layer of mulch to your flower beds
This will protect delicate plants from the cold and help them to survive the winter months.
Bring potted plants indoors
This will ensure that they don’t freeze and die during the winter. Most potted plants will not survive outside during a winter in Michigan because of the cold weather. Although many outdoor plants that are not potted can be covered or otherwise protected if need be. It will be determined mostly based on what type of plant shrub it is as well as how long it has been planted.
Come spring, your lawn will rebound and be better than ever before. And those bare spots that showed a drab boring dirt spot will soon have full green grass so you can enjoy your lawn and landscape.
Get a Free Quote on Lawn Care Services
Want to have a great looking lawn but don’t want to spend time doing all these things listed above? Give us a call here at Cutting Edge Property Maintenance for a free quote on lawn care services for your home. We are a full service lawn care and landscaping company in Downriver Michigan. We know the climate and how different products can aid or break your lawn. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and get a free quote. Call 734-787-7157