Check the following helpful tips that will keep your lawn in shape during the next cold months.
Among lawn care experts, it’s known that the key to ensure a healthy and green lawn in the warm months if to care for it in the autumn and protect it from the winter cold. But sadly, most homeowners don’t know how to care for their yards and they make some basic mistakes before the grass goes dormant that prevent it from growing think and green in the spring. And they wonder why their lawn doesn’t look as healthy as their neighbors? They should wonder no more because here is a list of tips they can follow if they want o have a beautiful lawn next year.
Remove the leaves
During the autumn days the carpet of colorful leaves looks enchanting when you open the windows in the morning and smell the rich flavor of fall. But as beautiful as they are, they’re no good for the lawn because they trap moisture and block the light. They are a fatal obstacle in the path of turf that lays underneath them. So before the autumn comes use a Kantklippere to clean the lawn and then remove the leaves as they’re falling. Even after the trees are bare, you should continue to keep an eye on the lawn because the wind my blow leaves from other places.
Cut the grass, but make sure it’s the right size
Don’t store the mower before the winter comes because the grass will continue to grown until the first hard frost hits. You should maintain it at 3 inch height because if you leave it longer it’s more vulnerable to fungi when the snow comes.
Also, you shouldn’t cut it too short because you may affect its root system. Turf’s root depth is proportional with its height and when you cut it too short you impede its ability to face dryness and cold. Use a device like Elektriske nyttekjøretøy to care for the rest of the yard.
Continue to water it
Your first instinct is to no longer water the lawn once the cold days come. You may think that nature will take care of things on its own, or that the autumn rains will provide it with enough water. It’s true that the following months are rainier and the evaporation process is slower, but you need to water the grass to keep its roots hydrated. You can also use a tool like Landbrukstraktorer to improve the lawn’s appearance.
Use a rain gauge to check how much water the lawn gets, and if it receives least than an inch weekly you need to water it with the sprinklers or irrigation system. When the winter settles you need to disconnect the irrigation system to prevent the pipes and spigots from freezing.
If you stick to this routine it won’t be difficult to have a beautiful and healthy turf in the spring.