7 Tips to Prepare your Lawn for Winter Hibernation


We have talked a lot about the importance of getting your possessions prepped and ready for winter storage. Learn more about preparing your grill in this post and all your outdoor accessories in this post!

But we don’t want to forget about your lawn care and maintenance needs. Just like with proper storage techniques, a little work now will ensure a stress free spring!

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Learn more about how to prepare your lawn for winter with these 7 simple tasks!

  1. Rake any remaining leaves and compost them. If there is a big pile of leaves covering your grass it will impact the rate and location of your grass growth this spring. You can add some of those leaves into your flowerbeds to prevent early weeds from sprouting up. If you only have time for one yard task, this is the most important one!
  1. Mow your lawn one last time and cut it short. The rate of growth slows down in fall but it’s still best to mow at least once in November. Cut to about three-fourths of an inch tall to reduce built-up of dead grass throughout the winter.
  2. Aerate your lawn on a day after watering or following a rain storm. This process includes poking small holes in the soil to allow water, air and other nutrients to seep into the roots. Doing this routinely leads to a stronger, healthier lawn.
  3. After you aerate your lawn, it’s important to fertilize it. Late fall is the perfect time to restore those nutrients that were lost throughout summer. Adding an extra layer of fertilizer will help protect your lawn from harsh winter winds and precipitation.
  4. An important way to reduce the chances for damage to your home is to trim all dead limbs. By cutting them back before snow and heavy weather hits it will ensure trees are flourishing and help keep your family safe.
  1. Trim down all your perennials to the roots. This will provide them with extra energy to survive through the winter, which means healthier beds this spring. You can also go ahead and pull out any annuals that won’t survive the winter.
  2. Finally, mulch before the ground freezes. Give any young trees and new plants a 2-4 inch layer of mulch to keep them warm and healthy through winter.

Don’t forget to organize your Cook Portable Warehouse to make things easier for you and your family all winter. Store those spring gardening supplies in the back and bring out winter items like snow shovels, salt, holiday decorations and more.

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