dreamstime_1565245Although you may have completed all of your yard work this fall, there are still some things you should consider during the winter months to ensure that your lawn is in tip top shape by the time spring rolls around.

The important thing to remember is having anything on the grass at all is going to affect it negatively. If you still have lawn furniture in your backyard or a slew of sports equipment sprawled across your front yard, now is the time to get it off the grass. Anything you leave on the lawn this winter is sure to damage your turf. This is especially true in areas of the country that get a lot of snow. Once the first blanket of snow has fallen on top of that lawn furniture we mentioned earlier, you can kiss your perfectly manicured grass goodbye. By the time spring shows its face, your lawn will be sporting several bald spots, which is not something you want.

Also keep in mind that instructing your relatives to park on the grass when they come over for holiday gatherings is a horrible idea, unless you are trying to ruin your entire lawn in one day. Tires will do exponential damage to your lawn, no questions asked, as will having people walk through the yard to your front door. Try to keep your driveway, sidewalk and front walk clear at all times so that people don’t feel the need to walk through your grass.

Overall, just keep in mind this winter that your yard is in no way indestructible. Proper care and maintenance is required all year long. If you have any questions feel free to call Lawn Connection today!