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Wondering How the Winter Season Affects Your Lawn?

You put so much time and effort into your lawn over the spring and summer months that naturally, you are going to be worried how it will fend for itself over the winter.

Well, when it comes to frost, you can rest assured that it doesn’t cause any real damage. That said, it is not a good idea to be walking on a frosty lawn because it can cause the grass to fracture and can be quite damaging.

When the temperature drops below freezing, it can cause the surface of the lawn to “heave up”. This is caused by the water in the ground freezing and swelling. There is not much you can really do to prevent this from happening. When the spring rolls around, however, you can give the lawn a light rolling in dry conditions to flatten these raised areas.

With snow, there is a chance that you can be faced with snow mold when the snow thaws.  This usually happens in areas where there is an unusually dense amount of snow. For example, where a snowman has been sitting, or if you have a huge pile of snow on your lawn due to clearing your sidewalks or driveway. So, just beware that these types of things can lead to dead grass.

Taking the best care of your lawn is all about having the proper knowledge, after all!

Last, but not least, be sure to keep your lawn supplies, equipment, and gasoline out of the cold. You’ll also want to keep your seed and fertilizer in a safe and dry area too.

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