Some may believe that lawn care stops once the temperature drops. This is not true. Snow and ice wreak havoc on your lawn. Luckily, there are many things you can do in the winter to ensure that your commercial lawn comes out healthy in the spring. Here are some of the things you can do:
During the early days of winter, you can remove weeds from your commercial lawn. Before snowfalls, go around the yard and dig up any weeds and treat your yard with herbicide. This practice will keep your lawn in good condition throughout the winter and make your life easier when spring arrives.
Avoid Heavy Traffic
When the grass is brown, short, and covered in snow, people tend to forget that it shouldn’t be walked on. Grass is resilient, but heavy foot traffic can lead to lawn damage in the spring. To prevent that from occurring, try to prevent customers from walking on your lawn. Rope it off or use other means of encouraging patrons to walk around your commercial yard, opposed to on top of it.
Aerate at Least Once Per Year
Lawn aeration involves creating holes in the soil to help lawn grass grow. It’s a way to provide space in your grass for seeds to sprout, new grass to grow, and decompress soil, and remove pesky weeds. This is an important process because it will help ensure a healthy commercial lawn throughout the year. It’s recommended to do it at least once a year, but it’s good practice to have it done once in the spring and once in the fall before snowfall.
Proper Snow Management
Snow management is a crucial step for protecting your commercial lawn during the winter months. The best way to ensure that your lawn remains healthy is to remove snow as soon as possible; that way, it doesn’t seep into the grass. Shovel or plow snow off your commercial lawn and into piles that are off the grass. Additionally, minimize the use of deicers to prevent damage from the chemicals.
We Care For Your Commercial Lawn All Year Long
Vin’s Total Care Landscaping is a top seasonal Baltimore County landscaping company. From spring clean up to winter snow management, we’ve got you covered. We’ll take lawn care off your hands. Contact us today to see how we can help protect your commercial lawn this winter.