Even though your lawn will go into dormancy during the winter, don’t treat it as if it is dead. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
- Keep leaves and other debris on the lawn to a minimum. It can prevent much needed sunlight from getting to the grass.
- While the lawn is frozen or snow-covered, keep traffic to a minimum. Frequent walking across a frozen lawn can bruise the grass and wear it out.
- Avoid driving a car or any other heavy machinery on your lawn.
- Avoid using salt to melt driveway and sidewalk snow and ice—this will leave brown spots along the borders where melted ice runs off and burns plant roots.
- Try using sand, kitty litter, or ice melt that is formulated and safe for use on plants and grass.
- Try using birdseed for traction. It will help you stay on your feet while giving your feathered friends a treat.
Visit your local Stockdale’s for the best products to protect your lawn through the winter months.