Set Your Lawn Up For A Successful Spring!

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, it’s easy to let your lawn maintenance slip to the back of your mind. But don’t be fooled by the sleepy winter landscape; your lawn needs care all year round. And the best way to keep it healthy is through preventative maintenance.

At PMT Lawn & Care, we know that the key to a healthy lawn in the spring is preparation in the fall. So, before the winter hits, make sure you take these steps to protect your lawn:

1. Remove leaves and debris Fall leaves may look beautiful, but they can cause major damage to your lawn if left to sit over the winter months. They can prevent your grass from receiving enough sunlight and trap moisture that leads to mold and fungus growth. Make sure you rake up any leaves and remove any debris from your lawn to prevent these issues.

2. Aerate Aeration is the process of punching small holes in your lawn to allow for better air, water, and nutrient flow to the roots of the grass. It helps to break up soil compaction, which can happen during the summer months. Fall is the best time to aerate, as it allows the grass to recover before the winter.

3. Fertilize Fertilization is crucial for lawn health. When your grass receives the right amount of nutrients, it can withstand winter stresses and have a strong start in the spring. Fertilize your lawn in the fall before the first frost hits.

4. Keep your grass short Cutting your grass short in the fall is important to help it get enough sunlight during the winter months. But make sure not to cut it too short. A good rule of thumb is to leave your grass at about 2-2.5 inches long.

In conclusion, taking preventative measures during the fall months can go a long way in protecting your lawn during the winter months. At PMT Lawn & Care, we understand the importance of keeping your lawn healthy all year round. Contact us for all your lawn care needs.