Don’t get tangled up in the chaos of the holidays and forget about caring for your Michigan lawn! It’s tough when there is a lot going on, with the fuss of Halloween passing and the excitement centered around the next big holiday coming up. But your lawn will need to have some sort of attention during this time.
Clear Lawns Make for the Healthiest Lawn
When excess leaves pile up, sunlight will be kept away from keeping your turf healthy. Without sunlight, your turf will lack the nutrients it needs to grow properly in the fall. Additionally, it’s an issue when it begins to rain. We all know rain comes in Michigan, and it can be a serious issue if there is no sunlight coming to your lawn. When moisture sits there, mixed debris, it will cause a build-up and illicit disease, fungus, and poor lawn health.
Continue to Fertilize
Fertilizer isn’t just for springtime. It’s actually quite important to continue to do at any time of the year. Especially in Michigan, something that can be incredible for your lawn is a late-season fertilizer. This will give your turf everything it needs to last through the entire, long, extensive winter that we experience here in our state. Sometimes our winters last as long as six to nine months, so it’s important that we think about what can happen to our lawns during this time.
Don’t Stop Your Mowing Routine
Yes, when October has ended, we generally forget to continue to mow our lawns. We get caught up by the season and want to spend our time cozied up inside. But the needs of our turf don’t end just because we’re more interested in soup and grilled cheese than measuring our turf. To be at its healthiest, grass needs to be cleared regularly and be set to a specific mowing schedule. Until your turf stops growing all together for the season, it needs to be mowed every time it stands above 2.5 inches total.
Don’t Forget to Support Your Turf Throughout the Winter!
The best and most effective way to ensure your turf will thrive during every month of the year is to care for it properly, according to its needs in each season. Mowing, fertilizing, and leaf removal are some of the best things you can do to ensure the health and wellness of your turf.
The best way to prevent an infestation from occurring is by caulking any gaps and cracks around the exterior of your home along with sealing doors, windows, and any openings around pipes. We also highly recommend investing in a perimeter pest control service, such as the one we provide here at Alpine Tree and Lawn Care. Our 5-step application program helps provide an invisible shield around your house to keep annoying pests such as those listed above outside where they belong.
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