Now that winter is in full swing, it’s likely that you’re spending a lot more time inside. Even if you do make it out into the snow for sledding or ice skating, it’s unlikely that you have been thinking much about your lawn and how it is holding up during this rough winter. However, it won’t be long before all the snow is melted and you will have to deal with the ramifications of all the snow. This made us think… Do you know exactly what happens to your grass during winter? Do you have any idea how it survives throughout the spring? Are you curious about this at all? As the lawn care experts in New Jersey, the Lawn Connection team has the inside scoop on what’s going on with your grass right now. Continue reading below to learn more.
Do you know about winter kill?
Winter kill is the most common way turf damage is described when it happens during the winter months. Most people think that this only happens when snow is on the ground covering the grass. However, this is not the case. While lawns covered in snow certainly do see damage, lawns that are not covered in snow do as well and it is much more severe. This is far more common in certain parts of the United States than it is in others.
Let’s talk about regions
Depending on which part of the country you are living in and the amount of snow that area gets, the extent to which winter kill takes a hit on your grass will vary. In our fine state of New Jersey, it is expected that we will get a good amount of snowfall and snow coverage for anywhere from 3 to 4 months every single year. While this may seem like a threat to your lawn, we are actually some of the lucky ones. That’s right, snow coverage is a good thing when it comes to the future of your lawn.
Let’s talk about snow coverage
For the most part when your lawn is covered in snow the entire winter it is a positive thing. The lasting effects that this has on the lawn are desirable because the layer of snow can act like a blanket that helps to insulate the roots of the grass when the cold temperatures reach their lowest. When the grass is exposed to these low temperatures, as well as things like wind, ice, and freeze, this is likely to do much more damage than simple snow ever could.
Do you need help from the experts?
It is our hope that the roots of your grass are currently being protected by a lovely blanket of snow. On the other hand you may find that you are quite worried about what your lawn is going to look like by the time spring arrives. If this is true, be sure to reach out to the lawn care team at Lan connection. we have the experience and The Trusted team members that will make entrusting your lawn to us easy. Call right now to learn about our lawn care offers.