Your winter lawn may be dormant, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still need your care. If you want your lawn to be healthy come springtime, here’s some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind this winter.
Winter lawn care DON’T’s:
DON’T walk or drive on the grass: Walking or driving on your grass when it’s frozen or covered in snow is a definite “don’t.” Your grass is more brittle in the wintertime, and when you step on it you’re not only breaking it, but you’re also compacting the soil.
DON’T let salt get on your lawn: Sometimes when you spreading salt on your walkways and sidewalks, some of it gets onto your lawn. Sodium is not good for your lawn, though, and it can actually cause it to turn brown and or become dehydrated!
Winter lawn care DO’s:
DO shovel driveways and sidewalks: To protect your lawn from salt damage, try shoveling the snow on your driveways before it freezes and turns to ice. This will hopefully prevent you from having to use salt and save your lawn from damage.
DO enjoy the break: While there are things you need to do in order to protect your lawn in the winter, you can for the most part just enjoy the fact that there is less lawn work to do!