3 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

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109316068_MWhen you think of fall and winter, lawn care and landscaping probably don’t come to mind. However, if you take a few simple steps now, you can increase your chances of a beautiful, emerald green lawn next spring. Although there are a number of things you can do to prepare your yard for winter, at Lawn Bulter, we recommend at least these three:

1. Fertilize. The majority of Utah lawns feature cool-season grasses like fine fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. If you want your grass to thrive come March, invest in a cool-season fertilizer blend. There are many different brands to choose from, but you can compare prices and ratings on Amazon or Home Depot. Just make sure to fertilize before the first snow.

2. Cut. Did you already put your lawnmower away for the season? If your grass is more than an inch high, don’t be afraid to bring it back out. Tall grasses and weeds are inviting to mice, rats, and other rodents looking for a warm winter home. Long grass and weeds also collect garbage, like candy wrappers, plastic bags, and paper. Mowing is an easy and effective way to tidy up.

3. Clear. We get lots of snow here in Utah. Make sure all your summer accessories including lawn furniture, barbecue grill, and birdbaths are put away. Heavy objects left to sit on delicate grass will leave dead spots. Dead leaves, grass clippings, or branches can also rot and attract all types of critters.

Of course, if you’re too busy to handle these tasks on your own, we’ll be happy to help. At Lawn Butler, we provide a full suite of landscaping services including seasonal preparation for the winter. Ready to get to work? Call us today at (801) 298-3330to learn more.

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