Help your Lawn Weather the Winter - Stockdales

Help your Lawn Weather the Winter

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.