It’s the first week of February and we just woke up to temperatures in the fifties.  THE FIFTIES.

Even though the high temperatures have melted all the snow off of your lawn it’s obvious that the ground is frozen and temperatures will return to normal.

Most homeowners experience lawn damage during the winter season when the ground is frozen but is not snow covered. This is the time you need to take the best to prevent loss of grass and plants in general. The snow and frost themselves do not cause any significant damage to the turf but most often occurs when people walk or drive on the frozen grass

Walking on a frosted lawn will cause the grass to break. The frost will fracture the leave cells causing severe damage to the plants. The effects might not be seen immediately until the snow is over.   As the turf remains matted down it is exposed to potential fungal diseases like snow mold. Here are some tips to help you care for your lawn during the winter season.

1) Don’t park on grass
How often do you park on grass? Well, most of us tend to park on grass especially when it has snowed. We tend to forget that beneath the snow there is grass. Parking on grass usually breaks the leave cells damaging the grass. This may cause the grass to die off on the parts where your car has been parked.   Clear your pathways properly and park on the normal parking place or just park in your garage. Snow tends to cover the pathways, and most homeowners will drive without minding where the path is and where the grass is exactly.

2) Clear the pathways of snow
Clearing the pathways will give your lawn the best chance of survival during the fall season. Clearing the pathway of snow will help you see where the pathways are helping you avoid walking on the grass. Most people will find themselves walking on grass without noticing simply because the pathways have not been cleared of snow.

3) Spring will be here soon
Remember the winter season will not last forever. Soon it will be over, and you will need your yard looking green and beautiful. The snow will soon melt away, and all the plants and grass buried beneath will green up again.   Avoiding walking or driving on the grass will help keep the grass in good shape when winter ends.

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