Follow these steps to get your lawn off to a great start next spring.
- Lower the mowing height. For the last mowing of the year (try and do it before the snow falls) lower the mower to remove enough leaf blade to discourage the grass to lay over on itself. Long grass that over-winters creates the perfect conditions for snow mold which causes round brown patches in the lawn.
- Rake up leaves. When snow covers leaves and other debris that is left on the lawn, the grass can die out or at least grow snow mold. A clean lawn will over-winter better than a clutter filled lawn.
- Get the Winterizer Fertilizer. Turf grass will increase the root system to allow storage of nutrients. Fertilizing in October through November with a Winterizer Fertilizer will encourage the root growth and store the nutrients to be used next spring.
- Drain the sprinkler pipes. Frozen sprinklers and pipes almost always results in the need to dig up the lawn for repairs. Use an air compressor to blow the water out.