Caring For Your Lawn In Winter

The cold winter months bring a change to all your landscape and grass installations. Plants and grass go dormant and become much more delicate and frail to nature’s elements. Although lawn and landscape care are more heavily focused in the spring and summer months, your lawn needs constant attention year-round.

Follow these four simple steps to maintain and manage your lawn throughout the winter months and you will be rewarded come spring with lush, beautiful grass.

#1 Aerate 

Aerate Your Lawn In Winter | Mansell Landscape Management

Late fall and early winter are perfect times to aerate your lawn and grass. Aeration opens up tiny holes in the soil which allows the grass to breath and helps with proper hydration and the reduction of diseases from fungus and insects.

#2 Fertilize

Fertilize Your Grass In Winter | Mansell Landscape Management

The cold and dormant winter months do not alleviate your grass from needing the food and nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. The roots from the grass soak up winter fertilizer and store it for distribution over the cold season when needed. There are many winter-appropriate fertilizers to choose from and you can use your hands or a spreader for application.

# 3 Keep A Clean Lawn

Keep A Clean Lawn In Winter | Mansell Landscape Management

During the winter months, debris will accumulate on your grass from storms, snow, wind, and rain. This debris can damage your grass and if left over time, will cause divots, fungal disease and irregularities in your lawn’s surface. Carefully walk your yard every few days and remove all fallen debris form the surface.

#4 Avoid Heavy Traffic

Keep Foot Traffic Low In Winter Months | Mansell Landscape Management

Your grass is much more fragile and susceptible to damage while dormant. Heavy rains and snowfall will make your lawn very malleable and heavy foot traffic can damage the blades and the surface. When frosts, snow, or heavy rain have set in, be cautious as to how much traffic your lawn is experiencing. Try to stay on hardscape areas and driveways.

At Mansell Landscape Management, we have the team and tools to manage your lawn in the winter months and help get your grass ready for lush growth in spring. We are a full-service lawn care company located in Roswell, GA. With over 25 years in commercial and residential landscape services, the professional landscapers at Mansell Landscape can help you with all your landscaping maintenance needs. We provide metro Atlanta with quality and affordable lawn care services, including lawn maintenance, landscape maintenancehardscaping services, residential lawn care, commercial lawn care, lawn treatment services, and much more.

Our experience in lawn care ranges from commercial lawn care to custom residential landscaping, to lawn care that improves property value. Our philosophy at Mansell Landscape Management is to combine the latest horticulture techniques with exceptional service to create guaranteed solutions.