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Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

The cold winter months are quickly approaching. This time of year is the perfect time to get any final lawn maintenance handled before the ground gets too hard and the weather turns too cold. Your commercial property is important to you. It contributes to the first impressions visitors experience. By investing in some winter maintenance, the landscaping of your property will look amazing come spring time.  There are plenty of steps you can take to help your properties’ lawn through the winter months.

Winter Lawn Maintenance

  • Use leaves – In the fall, it feels like the leaves never stop falling. You want your property to look neat and tidy, even through the fall months. Leaves can provide nutrition to the lawn, but they can also smother areas of the property if left untended. It is important to use the leaves to your advantage and keep them moving to ensure they don’t damage the lawn. No matter the size of your property’s lawn, you’ll want it to look good. Leaving leaves and other tree debris untended can lead to patches in your lawn. 
  • Seed the lawn– On a commercial property, you may experience more foot traffic through your grassy areas depending on your location, especially if you own a property with tenants or animals. Over time, your grass may start to thin or look patch. Overseeding and aerating your property’s lawn before the winter can help your grass come back fully and stronger in the spring.  If you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time to overseed. It is recommended to do so 6-8 weeks before the first hard freeze. This provides a boost come springtime and helps to minimize loss during the winter.
  • Leave grass short – Longer grass can be a spot of temptation for field mice or other burrowing animals. As you near your final mow of the property for the year, gradually lower your cuts. 

All Season Lawn Care

Your lawn is the first glimpse customers have of your business. You should give the professional care it deserves. We can help. At Bumgardners Landscape, we understand the importance of pre-winter care and help you prepare for it. Contact us today for all your business’s winterizing lawn care needs.