This Winter, Don’t Forget to Water the Lawn
Posted on January 18, 2017
Before the big winter freeze hits, don’t forget the importance of giving your turf grass plenty of water to help it through the cold season. A few well-timed sprinkler sessions will protect your lawn’s root system and help create a stronger healthier yard next spring.
Though the grass is dormant during the winter, it continues to need water to remain healthy. A deep watering will insulate the soil and root system while providing protection from freezing temperatures. In most cases, you will only need to add 1/2″ – 3/4” of water a couple of times during the winter months. As always, check the water regulations for your county or town.
Conversely, soil that remains too damp can create other problems. If your yard is already moist from previous rain or frost, hold off on watering until the ground dries a little. Watch your long-range winter weather forecast and plan to water the dry soil when the temperatures are above freezing.
Other ways to protect your grass this winter:
- Allow an insulative layer of leaves to remain on the lawn.
- Don’t scalp the lawn; the longer grass length will insulate the lawn.
- Don’t water the lawn during freezing temperatures, or if freezing temperatures are predicted within a couple of days.
- Avoid walking on a frozen lawn; this will help prevent grass damage.
We want you to have a greener, healthier yard throughout the year. Practical lawn advice is just one of the valuable services included in our routine lawn care program. Request a free quote or give us a call if you have questions about our year-round service.