Winter will soon be here, and it’s time to prepare your commercial property accordingly. Here are some landscaping tips to prepare your lawn for the winter.
Mow One More Time
Mow your grass once more before winter sets in. Keeping your grass short will help prevent snow from clinging to your grass, which can lead to mold growth.
Make sure to remove any leaves from your lawn. In addition, fall is a good time to cut any dead or diseased branches off your trees or your seasonal flowers and shrubbery.
Test Your Soil
Test your soil to make sure it has the right nutrients and pH levels. Do this before you seed and fertilize your lawn so that you know which areas need more help and in order to prevent wasting seeds where they are unnecessary or unhelpful.
Seed Your Lawn
It’s also a good idea to reseed your lawn. Aerate it generously to improve its appearance and health. Apply a fertilizer that has a high level of nitrogen so that your grass is nourished throughout the winter.
Mulch your lawn before the winter as well. Check where mulch is needed (you don’t want to apply too much mulch) and add more. This will help protect your grass and plants from the winter cold.
Fall is a good time to apply pre-emergent herbicide. Doing this in the fall and in the spring will help prevent weeds from growing in the winter.