As the days cool down, the importance of knowing how to properly take care of your lawn heats up! There are several things you can do to “winterize” your lawn, ensuring that by the time the snow melts and the leaves return, your yard is lush, green, and strong. 

From leaf cleanup to fertilization, your yard is just begging to be helped out before this Michigan winter takes over. So let’s discuss ways to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead.

Keep mowing

Most grasses like the chilly weather and will continue to grow until the ground freezes. Keep up with a regular mowing schedule to ensure that long blades don’t end up under a layer of snow—this can lead to snow mold disease.

Remove leaves

The last thing you want to do is suffocate your lawn under a layer of leaves and snow. Keep up with leaf collection by raking or mulching, or even better, give us a call. We can handle all leaf cleanup and removal for you.

Aerate

This is a process that opens up your lawn and soil to the nutrients it needs, creating a strong environment for growth. It breaks up compacted soil and improves airflow, better allowing fertilizer or seed to thrive.

Fertilize

Of course, we encourage organic materials to lead to thicker root growth and a healthy looking lawn. It’s good to give your yard this little boost before the harsh weather to come, as it makes certain your lawn’s roots remain strong and can be as beautiful as ever in the spring.

Plan for snow

It won’t be long now… as Michiganders, we know what’s in store. It’s a good idea to go ahead and secure any snow plowing or removal services now. Luckily, New Horizon’s got you covered! We provide salting/de-icing, shoveling, and plowing for commercial and residential properties.

Preparing your lawn for winter may be the furthest thing from your mind right now but come March, you’ll be happy you took the time to focus on your yard and be proactive with your time. As always, let us know if you have any questions about lawn upkeep and give us a call if you need help with any of the above mentioned services!

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