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Winter Wisdom: January Lawn Care Tips for a Lush Spring

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Posted on: Jan 29, 2024Raunie

Welcome to the heart of winter! Though we haven’t seen too much snow this season, there is still plenty of time for winter to rear its ugly head so it’s important to be prepared with tips that will help you survive the winter, and still help the overall health of your lawn and green spaces. Keep reading for Our top 3 January lawn care tips that will help you proactively help your lawn thrive this Summer!

1. Snow Management:

   – Keep an eye on snow accumulation on your lawn. While a winter wonderland is beautiful, excessive snow can lead to issues like snow mold or soil contamination. While shoveling your driveway, try to spread out the excess snow rather than pile it along the edge. This will help distribute any salt, or ice melt products that are collected during shoveling. It is always best to keep snow from piling on your smaller trees and bushes as well. When snow collects on the branches, it adds a lot of stress to the plant and could cause long-term damage.

2. Avoid Heavy Traffic:

   – With the ground frozen, it’s crucial to minimize foot traffic and heavy equipment on your lawn. Compacted soil can hinder water and nutrient absorption, affecting the health of your grass. Remember, your grass is in hibernation so it is operating at minimal capacity to conserve all of its energy. You don’t like to be woken up from a nap, so why would your lawn? Try to keep your grass safely snoozing and allow it to wake up in the spring undamaged and ready to grow.

3. Plan Your Spring Strategy:

Use January as a planning month. Create a comprehensive lawn care schedule for the upcoming season, including aeration, fertilization, and other essential tasks. Being proactive now will set the stage for a thriving lawn. You can always reach out to your local lawn care company to help determine the best approach as well. A proactive approach is always best for developing any strategy and we’re here to help!

January may be a quiet month for your lawn, but the actions you take now can make a significant impact on its health and appearance in the spring. By following these tips and staying proactive, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a lush, green lawn that stands out in your neighbourhood!