5 Ways to Winterize Your Lawn

Updated 10/16/2019

Taking care of your lawn in Grand Junction is important. Liqui Green Turf & Tree Care is here to give you advice on the best ways to winterize your lawn. Your lawn should look as beautiful as it did last year!

1. Mowing

Mowing your lawn in the fall/winter time really depends on which climate you are in. If you are in a mild climate such as 50 – 70 Degrees Fahrenheit, then you will need to cut your lawn mowing schedule in half. If you live in a cold climate like Colorado. Then we highly recommend you mow your lawn half an inch lower than you normally would. This will ensure that your grass will focus more on root growth instead of grass blade growth.

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2. Winter Lawn Care

  • Winter is a great time to reseed any patchy or bare spots of grass.
  • This is also a great time to overseed before the first frost because once the seeds begin to grow in March, they will begin to overfill, which will beat out weeds that lay dormant.

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3. Adding Winter Fertilizer

Fertilizing your lawn in the winter is important to maintain its health. Most winter-season grass needs winter law fertilizer because it contains a healthy amount of potassium. Potassium reinforces and strengthens roots which helps grass live longer.

For warmer climate lawns, the best to time to provide fertilizer is in the spring as the grass goes dormant in the winter.

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4. Clean Your Lawn

Make sure to clean up and remove any foliage or debris that may have been left from trees or shrubs. These things can damage your grass, inviting unwanted guests such as rodents, insects, and can create diseases for the grass.

5. Winterize Your Mower

Like most mechanical equipment, winterizing your lawn mower is key to having it run well in the spring.

Here are a few tips we offer for the winter season:

  • Make sure to empty out your lawn mowers gas completely. You want to remove the gas so it doesn’t become harmful while laying dormant. Quick ways to do this is to empty it out completely and let the motor run until it dies. If you have a full tank, we recommend draining the gas and putting it into a vehicle that you use.
  • Clean your mower completely, this means going through all the grass, mud and sticky grease that may be underneath your mower.
  • Once that is complete, sharpening your lawn mower’s blades is crucial. A sharp blade will make sure that your mower cuts rather than rip grass out. Ripping causes major damage to lawns.

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Conclusion

Hopefully these tips  have offered you great advice to better take care of your lawn.

For ease, Liqui Green Turf & Tree Care offers these services, so you don’t have to worry about them. can offer these services for you so you don’t have to.

Call us at 970-256-1928.