According to Thrillist Travel, Michigan has the second worst winter out of the 50 states. One writer says, “Winter in Michigan begins well before Thanksgiving and stretches far past Easter, which makes the four-to-six months of always-gray, always-cold, always-drizzly, but rarely-snowy-in-a-good-way misery. Some other states may see colder temps or more snow, but Michigan winters are unrivaled for their utter lack of sunshine.” Yikes!
Not only is the Michigan winter tough on us, but it is also tough on our lawns. Because of this, it is important that we take time to prepare our lawn for whatever winter may bring. By doing this, you are strengthening your lawn to endure winter. As well as equipping it to thrive come spring.
Here are 3 winter lawn care tips so you can be prepared for snow, sleet, hail, rain, freezing rain, or whatever else this winter may bring:
This includes: Raking leaves and dead grass, cleaning gutters, trimming trees and shrubs, clearing lawn debris, and weeding. Here are the reasons why a fall cleanup is important:
Frost is a coating of ice that forms in humid air, usually on cold winter nights. When frosts occur, the moisture that moves through your grass freezes, but the frost generally stays above ground (so the root systems are not affected). However, if you consistently walk on your lawn post-frost you are at risk of breaking the grass blades. Which can cause cellular damage in the root systems and brown patches in the springtime. Avoid this by staying off your lawn post-frost, and make sure others do the same.
These damages can be caused by:
You have invested your hard earned time and money into your lawn this year. Don’t let the harsh Michigan weather have its way. Instead, give us a call at 800-570-3313. We have a customized lawn care program designed with your lawn in mind. Our trained professionals will take your lawn through a step-by-step yearlong program to guarantee the best results. Contact us today for more information!