Fall & Winter Lawn & Garden Tips
Tips to help prepare your lawn now for best results next Spring
Proper lawn care and maintenance in the Fall will yield maximum results come the following Spring growing season.
Here's a few steps that you can take now to improve your lawn for next Spring:
With these steps, your lawn will have a head start for healthy growth in the Spring!
- Clear your lawn of leaves and branches. If this debris is left under a snowpack through the winter, it can damage the grass and suffocate the lawn, impeding growth in the spring thaw.
- Aerate the soil if it is compacted or if thatch (accumulation of dead plant material) is a problem. Ideally, this is done before the first freeze.
- Apply Liquid Thrive to improve soil conditions (easier movement of roots, nutrients, air, and water) and further loosen up clay or compacted soil. Make sure to water in thoroughly after the application.
- Fertilize to provide nutrients for healthy turf growth. Well nourished roots will continue to grow when soil temperatures get above 35 degrees.
- Before the first snow, cut your lawn to a height of no more than 1.5 to 2 inches.
Do you use de-icing salts on your driveway or sidewalk to help clear these pathways of ice during the winter?
De-icing salts damage plants and turf in several ways - through direct contact of salt solutions with plant foliage, and through the chemical and physical changes to the soil.
By applying Liquid Thrive now (before the first freeze) to the surrounding turf and planting areas can help minimize the damage caused by these de-icing salts.
Liquid Thrive opens up the soil, allowing for better drainage and improved "leaching" of the salts from the soil.
Some additional tips when using de-icing salts:
- Wash excess salts from the plants and turf as soon as possible - at any time during the winter when there is a thawing period.
- Avoid snow piles, especially around plants and trees.
- As soon as the ground is no longer frozen in the Spring, apply fresh water to help leach the salts from the soil (applying Liquid Thrive in the Fall helps promote this leaching process).
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