January is a cold month and so your lawn may not be as stunning as it should be. However, this doesn’t mean you ignore it. Here are a few lawn care tips to keep it healthy.
- Aerate the lawn
While the grass is dormant during this time, you can still provide some extra air for grassroots by aerating your lawn.
In addition, the sheer weight of snow on top of grass causes the soil below to become compact. And removing the snow and aerating the soil helps relieve the compaction.
You can use a spade to make holes in the soil. If you have a large lawn, you choose to rent an aerator or hire experts to do the work for you.
- Consider seeding with cool-weather grass seeds
If you have some bare patches, you can consider planting cool-weather grass seeds to help inhibit soil erosion while also helping relieve soil compaction. You can look at seeding in the cold months as a way of early repairing bare patches.
- Mow when necessary
If the cold weather rolled in, if you hadn’t given your grass that last cut, it’s okay to do it now, as long as there is not an impending heavy frost on the way.
Cutting your grass during the winter also helps inhibit pest infestation and prevent snow mold formation.
- Do landscape cleanup
Winter comes to its winter storms, and afterward, you’re left with a littered landscape. While you may not feel like braving the cold to do a cleanup, it’s advisable to do so.
Fallen tree branches on your grass can cause soil compaction, impede drainage as well as cause crown hydration. If you don’t want to deal with these issues, it’s best to clean up.
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