5 Pro Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter from Conserva Irrigation of NWL
Proper Lawn Maintenance & Winterzations from Conserva Irrigation of NWLA is a Recipe for an Amazing Lawn
Winter is coming and now is the time to start preparing your lawn for the cold winter months. Smart preparation today of your lawn and your NWLA lawn irrigation system will ensure your lawn will be healthy and ready next spring with luscious grass that will leave your neighbors green with envy! The professional team at Conserva offers professional winterization services of your complete sprinkler system that include a free system inspection. A comprehensive shutting down of your system will help to protect your system and have you ready when warm weather returns. Schedule your winterization today before freezing temperatures arrive with one quick phone call to (318) 584-7155.
Along with your winterization from Conserva Irrigation of NWLA, below are five tips to keep your lawn ready for the next growing season.
Grass still needs regular care to stay healthy. Grass that is too high may attract lawn-damaging field mice. Shorter grass is more resistant to diseases and traps fewer falling leaves. Cutting the grass low also allows more sun to reach the crown of the grass. However, cutting off too much at one time can be damaging, so never trim more than a third of the grass blades off in a single cutting. Put mower blades on the lowest settings for the last two cuts of the season.
Aerate your lawn.
Compressed soil can hurt the health of the grass. Aerating punches holes in the soil and lets oxygen, water, and nutrients into a lawn. Use a walk-behind aerator or get an attachment to pull behind a riding mower.
Mulch your leaves.
Many mowers can mulch leaves with an attachment. Since mulching with a mower can mix grass clippings with leaf particles, these nitrogen-rich grass particles and carbon-rich leaf particles will compost more quickly. They can then return nutrients to the soil.
Trim and shore up trees and bushes.
Use trimmers, chainsaws, or pole pruners to cut back trees, shrubs, and plants. Make sure branches are safely trimmed back from overhead lines and not in danger of falling on a home or structure in winter weather. You may need to tie or brace limbs of upright evergreens or plants to prevent them from breaking in high winds or snow. Call a professional arborist for big trees or hard-to-reach spots.
Repair bald spots.
Fall is a great time to patch bald or thin spots in a lawn. The easiest way to do this is with an all-in-one lawn repair mixture (found at most garden shops and home centers). Use a garden rake or dethatcher to scratch lose the soil on the spot.
As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Take the small steps now to give yourself and your family a beautiful lawn next spring, summer & fall. Don’t forget to call (318) 584-7155 to schedule your professional sprinkler system winterization from your local and trusted irrigation experts at Conserva Irrigation.