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Lawn Care Restoration Of Your Winter Ravaged Lawn

By Dhana Sekar

It is time to seriously think of Lawn care to restore you cherished lawn from the winter kill. Putrefaction, rampant growth of weeds, decrease in the grass cover are some of the problems most of you may be facing in the wake of winter.
Debris removal, weeding, watering and fertilization during the hard winter could have saved you from the damage, but worry not, the damage is not anything insurmountable.

A few corrective actions could restore your lawn back to the lost glory. Act now or it may be late.


Remove all the debris and putrefied grass.

Remove the weeds.

Look for the thatch cover. Ideally, thatch cover of up to half should pose no problem. If the thatch cover exceeds half , then de thatch, water, aerate and plant new seedlings in the areas where green cover has been lost.

Aeration is particularly important if your lawn shows signs of oxygen starvation through yellow or pale green leaves.
Watering has to be done profusely, to desalinate the soil, if you had used salt for de icing.

Watering should be done to moisten the soil to an appreciable depth to aid healthy rooting of the seedlings.
Provide a proper drainage system. Improper and inadequate drainage will soak the soil to undesirable limits thereby choking the seedlings of the much needed oxygen.

Fertilize, preferably in small doses, at regular intervals to supplement the nutrient needs of your lawn.

Remember, be it fertilization or watering or de-thatching or what not, you need to know the threshold and do it optimally. You may end up doing more harm by either over-doing or under doing the solutions outlined. Also, the solutions suggested are generic in nature. For speedy restoration of your lawn a visit by an expert is recommended.

One of the secrets to a great lawn in the spring is how well it was taken care of during the winter. With winter fast approaching in temperate areas of North America, it’s important to take stock of some ways to help keep your lawn healthy even while it’s covered in snow.

Before the season’s first big snowfall, free your lawn of clutter. Rake the leaves and remove rocks or any other debris that does not belong on your lawn. Your grass will be unable to grow if it is covered with these things. Many people think summer is the most important season to stop weed growth. On the contrary, in relation to your lawn, weeds grow much faster in the winter than in the summer. If weeds are free to run rampant during the winter, you might not have any grass on your lawn come springtime. While your grass is growing slowly throughout the winter, pay extra attention to any new weeds developing on your lawn. If you want your lawn to look thick, even in the winter, plant rye grass seeds or any other grass that grows better in the winter. One advantage of rye grass is that it will coexist with your current grass, making your lawn appear fuller. In the spring, rye grass will die off. Winter grasses are best planted in October. Even though it’s cold outside, you should still water your lawn during dry weeks. Rye grass grows best with one or two inches of water per week. If mother nature isn’t cooperating, supplement the grass’s growth by watering during the winter. By following these tips, your lawn should be tops in the neighborhood come springtime.

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Wed Jan 28 2015

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