Winter is right around the corner. With winter comes frost and snow, and that frost and snow can cover your lawn. The cold weather, and its affects can damage your lawn. The good news is that you can fix your lawns problems when it becomes warmer.
Winter Landscape Problems:
Problems that can occur include diseases, mold, and barren areas. The diseases, that are caused by fungus, will discolor your lawn and possibly even kill some of your grass. If fungus gets really bad, then it might even eliminate the possibility of plant recovery until you fix it.
If you have a day of heavy snow before the landscape freezes, then it could give your landscape the possibility of mold. Mold can cause your yard to develop dead patches of grass, discolor, and leave a matted coat. The color of the matted coat can appear to be white or pink. Another problem that can arise is barren areas. Barren areas usually occur because of damage from snow, frost, cold weather, or damage from snow removal.
Ways To Help Your Landscape:
However, there are several ways that you can help your lawn. You can mow low before the snow, use proper monthly maintenance, and avoid heavy lawn traffic through the year. When ice melts, it can damage your lawn; so it may be a good idea to fertilize before a freeze.
It is important to know that some of these preventions are better to do at certain times. For instance, if you fertilize early In the spring then your landscape may not take the nutrients as well as it should. If you fertilize too early, you may be helping possible winter weeds grow by encouraging shoot growth rather than root growth.
Additionally, making sure that your soil is not receiving a lot of foot or equipment traffic is important. Whenever a lot of pressure is placed on the lawn, making it compact, the weight can damage and kill the grass. Things that can causing your landscape to be compact is excessive snow, excessive leaves, and foot traffic.