How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter in Northeast Ohio

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Winter is coming, as a certain famous television show is sure to remind everyone, but there are few places in the country where that’s truer than frigid northeast Ohio. Proper preparation lawn care in advance can save your lawn a lot of wear and tear, and ensure it survives the harsh conditions and starts strong with the thaw next spring.

Let’s look at how to prepare your lawn for winter with a few lawn care tips that anyone can master.

Rake: The classic fall chore of raking the lawn or otherwise clearing the lawn of leaves and debris is essential for the health of your grass and your overall winter prep. That’s right, it’s not just a punishment for the kids. Otherwise, the leaves can smoothen out the grass underneath and rot. So be sure to do this thoroughly before any snow sets in.

Fertilize: Fertilization is key before the winter, and whereas some homeowners believe that springtime is the most important season to fertilize, it’s actually more important in late fall. Fertilization at this time helps the grass to be stocked up on the essentials it needs to not only survive the freeze, but to begin quickly growing next spring as well.

Mow: It’s easy to neglect the final mow or two of the fall. As the weather starts to drop, your grass will be growing slower, and instead of its mandatory weekly trim, it’s commonly overlooked for a few weeks at a time. That’s not a problem, but don’t forget to mow one final time before winter hits. After your lawn has been raked and fertilized, give it another pass with the mower to leave it in good condition for the snow and ice to come.

Plan for Snow Removal: Unless there’s a high power snow blower sitting in the shed, it’s usually a good idea to opt for a snow removal company. Start reaching out to companies now to find the right one to work with, because it’s not an easy task to find somebody to help out on the day after a storm.

Put the winter prep plans into place today by getting in touch with Avon Landscaping, a leading all seasons landscaper for Avon Lake and the surrounding northeast Ohio areas of Westlake, North Ridgeville, Bay Village, and Rocky River. Click Here or give us a call to request a free estimate at 440.331.4279.

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