Winter is among us and it seems like this year, it arrived with a wrath. Perhaps it’s because last winter was a lot milder by comparison, but it just seems like this year has provided us with significantly more snow, sleet, rain, and just colder temperatures in general. All of these elements combined can wreak considerable havoc on your lawn and outdoor space as a whole, which will make repairing your lawn after winter all the more difficult, but nevertheless, necessary.
By adhering to the following lawn care tips, you can revitalize the look of your outdoor space, prepare for the forthcoming spring season, and implement adequate winter damage repair.
Keep Your Gardening Tools Clean and Organized
In order to keep your garden care tools in excellent condition, you should not only thoroughly clean them before storing them for the long winter season, but you should also give them a good clean prior to using them again in the spring. Throughout the winter months, your storage space or residential garage could incur a great deal of dust, debris, and cobwebs. For that reason, you should make sure to wipe down your equipment and store each piece in its own separate packaging.
Tune-Up Your Lawn Mower Engine
Just like a car that’s been sitting idly in a cold garage for months on end, your lawnmower can easily seize up without proper maintenance. An occasional tune-up, especially after a long winter slumber, is important to maintaining the strength of its engine and ensuring that your lawnmower will last for many years to come without having to be replaced. You can either hire a professional landscaper to help you with this or you can learn to do it yourself if you feel so inclined.
Soak Your Lawn to Help It Recover from Salt Damage
Salt or de-icer buildup can severely damage your lawn. It can not only stunt the growth and regeneration of your plants, but it can also cause soil compaction, which creates a massive imbalance in the pH levels of your precious dirt. In order to reverse or correct the damages cause by the chemicals found in most de-icers and salts, you should apply about one to two inches of water to your lawn. Doing this approximately two to three times a day for about a week (or however long is necessary) will help to remove the salts and toxins from your grass and soil.
Remove All Weeds and Replace Moss
Weeds can also stunt the growth of your beloved flowers and trees because they tend to absorb all of the moisture and nutrients that are intended for your plants, causing them to become dehydrated and eventually wither away. For that reason, it’s imperative that you make every effort to remove all weeds and old moss from your garden as often and as soon as possible. Ideally, you should do this immediately after the snow melts away for good. Removing and refreshing the moss will also ensure that your grass and plants are rejuvenated come spring and that they receive all of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hydration that they need to survive.
At FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC., we understand that for some people, implementing proper landscape maintenance after winter can be incredibly difficult or inconvenient. That’s why we offer expert comprehensive year-round landscape, lawn, and garden care to all of our customers throughout Toronto and the GTA. Contact us today to get a free quote on your next residential or commercial outdoor beautification project!