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Getting Your Lawn Ready for Winter

Do you want to have healthy and lush blades of grass when the spring rolls around? Of course you do! Well, here are some things to add to your “to do” list to set yourself on the path to achieving this goal.

To Do: Raking

Rake all of the leaves, debris, and dead grass so that it isn’t freezing and thawing over the winter. If you don’t do this, soluble forms of nitrates and phosphate can be released and when the ground thaws in the spring, these chemicals can run-off and end up in surface water.

Raking also helps prevent your lawn from being deprived from sun and reduces brown patches.

To Do: Fertilizing

A lot of people think that you only need to fertilize in the spring, but you need to fertilize in the fall too, before the first frost hits.

Fertilizing in the fall helps provide your lawn with nutrients to be strong enough to survive over the winter. It also helps to promote the root and shoot growth of your grass.

To Do: Seeding

Turf roots grow a lot over the fall and winter months, which makes it an important time to seed. Make sure that you choose high quality seed and water it each day until it germinates, which is usually between 10 to 20 days.

To Do: Mowing

Yes, your grass still grows over the colder months! Aim to keep your grass between 2 and 2.5 inches long. If it grows longer than this, you risk running into issues like matting, which can lead to snow mold.

To Do: Watering

Water your grass until the ground freezes. It’s crucial that your grass has adequate hydration.

This may seem like a big undertaking, but this hard work will pay off and you’ll be able to admire your beautiful lawn next spring.

If you are looking for a professional and eco-friendly landscaping company in the Coquitlam area, contact ATC Landscape today: 604-720-2853. Be sure to ask about our fall yard clean-up!

ATC Landscape proudly serves the areas of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge.

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