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Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Better Spring

Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Better Spring

The winter is when you spend the least amount of time thinking of your lawn. Unless you live in an area that is relatively warm all year long, chances are you have put the lawn mower away and are ready for a few months of relaxation before you have to start the lawn maintenance routine again.

There are a few things you can do during even the harshest winter that can ensure a beautiful, lush yard once spring rolls around again.

Fertilizing in the Winter

Late fall or early winter are the best times to fertilize cool season grasses. Since the majority of the lawns in North America are made from these grasses, like Bermuda and bluegrass, it is a good bet your yard has a typical cool season blend.

Before the first freeze, give your lawn a thorough fertilizing to replace all of the nutrients that can be lost from the soil during the hot summer months. Once the weather turns cold, the fertilizer will remain in the soil and feed your lawn’s roots all winter long.

When spring comes your lawn will be full of healthy, lush, green grass that has been feeding on good fertilizer nutrients underneath the snow.

Keep it Clean

It is easy for items to be left on the lawn during the long, cold winter when no one goes outside very often. Stray logs, toys, and even lawn furniture can be accidentally overlooked before the first snow comes.

Make sure that you clear the lawn of all objects after you mow it for the last time of the year. Do an occasional sweep of the lawn every couple of weeks during the winter, as well.

If an object is left on the grass during cold weather and snowfall it can create large dead spots because of the weight of the object. In the spring the grass in that area will be stunted and thinner than the rest of the yard.

Prepare for the Winter

There really is not much lawn care that needs to be done during the cold months of winter. If you properly prepare the lawn during the fall, it will be fine until the warm days of spring arrive once more.

  • Make sure you aerate, fertilize, and mow the lawn before the first freeze of the season.
  • Rake away any dead leaves that may have fallen and collected on your yard to avoid wet spots that can become mossy or moldy.
  • Keep the lawn cleared of debris and avoid foot traffic in the yard while it is dormant.

If you want o ensure your lawn is prepared for the winter it’s best to contact the professionals. Weed-A-Way will ensure you have taken care of everything that needs to be done during the fall and winter, so can enjoy a nice cozy winter indoors with your family before growing season begins again in the spring.

 

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

As days get shorter and temperatures drop, many homeowners overlook their lawns’ needs. Unfortunately, winter can be brutal and make it hard for lawns, trees and shrubs to thrive the following spring.

Plants struggle to find moisture in the winter. Symptoms include scorched and dropped leaves, mottling on leaves and even dead leaves and twigs. Dry or frozen soil can prevent plants from replenishing needed water, which can result in winter burn. In addition, when temperatures drop below a plant’s natural tolerance, it can impact their health and vigour and cause them to decline prematurely.

Keeping up with your lawn mower maintenance at the end of the season is also important to ensure it’s ready to go next spring. Here are 3 ways to prepare your lawn for winter:

Clear Leaves

It’s important to remove leaves or mulch them with a properly equipped mower as they can suffocate grass. Matted leaves left over lawn through the winter months can delay spring green-up. After clearing leaves, homeowners can compost what was collected to nourish plants and shrubs, reducing the impact on the landfill.

Mow Against Snow Mold

Keep lawns trimmed until growth ceases. This can help prevent snow mold, which mostly occurs in northern states due to extended wet snow cover and matted turf. Tall or improperly mowed grass is most at risk of developing snow mold.

Give a Proper Feeding

The roots of lawns, trees and shrubs need the energy to prepare for a healthy, green spring revival. Keep fertilizer on target to prevent run-off and sweep fertilizer granules that may reach pavement back onto your lawn

Need a specialist that can help you with your fall lawn maintenance before winter arrives? Contact Weed-A-Way, they’ll ensure your lawn is kept at its best all season long. Find a location near you!

 

Winter Lawn Preparation: Your 3 Step Guide

Winter Lawn Preparation: Your 3 Step Guide

Now that fall is upon us, it’s an important time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for the winter. Many homeowners are under the misconception that they can put lawn care on the backburner during this time of year, however, the opposite is true. During the autumn, your lawn is absorbing all the moisture and nutrients it needs in order to survive the long and harsh winter in Mississauga.

Simply follow this 3 step guide to winter lawn preparation and ensure you are rewarded with a gorgeous, lush lawn by the time the spring rolls around:

Mow mindfully

Throughout the fall, continue to mow your lawn normally. Once winter starts approaching, drop the lawn mower to the lowest blade setting for the last couple cuttings of the year. This ensures more sunlight can reach the crown of the grass and reduces browning throughout the winter months.

Rake the leaves

Removing leaves from your grass as quickly as possible is vital in maintaining the health of your lawn. When the leaves become wet from rain or moisture in the air, they stick together and form a coating over the grass that can breed fungus and be detrimental to the health of your lawn when left untended.

Aerate the soil

It’s important to aerate your lawn before winter so that fertilizer, water, and oxygen can reach the roots of your grass. A landscaping contractor will have a lawn aerator and can get the job done fairly quickly.

There are many other aspects of winter lawn preparation to take into accounts such as fertilization and weed control so it’s important to hire a professional landscaping contractor to do the job. If you live in the Mississauga area, trust Cedar Grounds Maintenance with all your winter lawn preparation and landscaping needs.

3 Reasons Why Commercial Landscaping Is Important

3 Reasons Why Commercial Landscaping Is Important

There is great value in having a presentable indoor office space, for both employees and visiting clients, but a well-manicured outdoor space is also greatly important. Clients, prospective employees, business partners, and those passing by will often a judge a company (if their logo is outside) by the presentation of the building and commercial landscaping. Some may not see the value in investing in professional commercial maintenance but in addition to the curb appeal, landscape design matters. Here are 3 reasons why commercial maintenance of landscape design is important:

Preserve Nature

In many industrial office spaces, there will still be trees and plants because it helps create an important balance. Green spaces are proven to help humans relax, and they also add a pleasing aesthetic to industrial architecture.

Employee & Visitor Safety 

Ensuring that walkways are stable and clear is of great importance for daily traffic and building retaining walls, if necessary due to the natural landscape of the area, helps protect from any natural shifting of eroding soil.

Management of Natural Elements

Along with guaranteeing employees and visitors have easy access to and from the office it is important to know how to manage natural elements, such as storm water. Landscaping can be planned in a manner to safeguard from excessive amounts of water by developing an adequate runoff system.

Landscaping is done best when it reflects your business’s’ brand identity and when you hire a full service and reputable company. Contact Cedar Grounds Maintenance to discuss your customized project!

Elevate Your Outdoor Space with Interlocking Stones

Elevate Your Outdoor Space with Interlocking Stones

Each summer we are met with the same tasks of tidying the lawn, repairing driveway cracks, and patio maintenance. Many people look for long-term solutions that alleviate some of the updates and cleanups of early summer maintenance. One of the best ways is to invest in interlocking services. If you are looking for a way to enhance the aesthetic and long-term functionality of areas such as your driveway and patio, then interlocking styles may be the perfect fit for you!

Interlocking Driveways

Interlocking steps and interlocking driveways help to elevate the aesthetic of your entire property. This solution is all-weather functional and durable. There are three general groups, according to Synergy Contracting for interlocking driveways: natural stone, concrete, and brick. Each option creates a unique and distinct look but all require little to no maintenance. If repairs are required, majority of the time it is replacing a stone or two rather than a complete driveway repair as is necessary with asphalt.

Interlocking Patios

Patios with interlocking steps boast similar benefits as interlocking driveways: a unique and distinct design; low maintenance and all weather functional; and a durable and reliable investment. Clean stonework and world-class craftsmanship in design and installation of interlocked patios, done by Synergy Contracting will make your home an envy of your guests.

This summer invest in your property with interlocking services and interlocking steps by contacting Synergy Contracting, a company that insists on quality and focuses on the finest details to guarantee your satisfaction with the finished product!