Make Sure The Grass Is Always Greener On Your Side!

When winter finally comes to a close and spring is on its way, the last thing you want to see is a decaying yard. Instead of enjoying the long-awaited pleasant weather, you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how to get your lawn back up to snuff! 

Instead of waiting for the end of winter to rescue what remains of your yard, consider these lawn care tips on how to best preserve your grass during the frigid winter months! 

Fertilize

Give your lawn a boost by fertilizing the soil during fall before frigid temperatures begin to set in. Avoid yellow, patchy areas in your yard regardless of your type of grass with customized lawn care services that will be sure to showcase your lawn’s full potential! All Wet uses fertilizers that work on a variety of turfgrass, including: 

  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Bermuda
  • Fine Fescue
  • Ryegrass
  • And More! 

Because everyone’s soil has a unique composition, it is important to have your soil tested in order to determine which fertilizer will most benefit your property! 

Aerate

Aerating your yard allows larger amounts of oxygen and water to enter your soil, creating a healthier, greener lawn! While the best time to aerate your property depends on your unique grass type, you will see a significant change in your yard’s health and appearance by aerating before spring startup. 

When an aerator is run over your lawn, it creates several small holes which eliminate compacted soil and lawn thatch, which can both damage your yard. However, aeration should never be attempted alone; while the idea of buying or renting an aeration tool sounds like a no brainer, the procedure is more complicated than it looks, and requires proper equipment! Consider contacting a professional if you have any questions regarding the benefits of lawn aeration

Avoid Heavy Foot Traffic

Because the harsh temperatures that come with winter are already harmful to your lawn, stepping on it definitely won’t do it any favors! Avoid walking on your lawn as much as possible over winter to prevent any excess damage that will have to be repaired later. To discourage guests from trekking across your vulnerable yard, make sure your driveway and walkways are clear of ice and snow that may pose a hazard.

Check Your Sprinkler System

If your sprinkler system springs a leak during the winter months, it could very well go undetected until spring startup months later. Make sure to have your system properly winterized before winter to ensure no water leaks form to damage your yard. Winterization will also prevent costly repairs to your irrigation system next year! 

If you have any questions about how to best help your lawn survive winter, give All Wet a call at (973) 862-4170 for more information. We would be more than happy to help in any way we can!