Effects of Cold Weather on Your Lawn

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The winter months can be rough on your lawn. In the winter, you often experience temperature drops, as well as snow that can impact the overall health of a lawn. When you’re in the midst of the winter months, it can feel like there isn’t much you can do to keep your lawn in pristine condition. What you can do largely depends on your snow coverage, but there are still a few common effects that winter weather can have on your lawn that you can keep an eye out for.

Common Effects of Cold Weather

Cold weather can affect your lawn in a few different ways. If you’ve already used fertilizer and other nutrients to protect your grass against the cold, your grass will have a better chance to continue to thrive throughout the colder winter months. In the winter you may notice: 

  • Dormancy – This is completely normal as most grasses go dormant in the colder winter months. When your grass goes dormant, it can appear dead, but once spring returns it will grow green and vibrant again. 
  • Grass Growth – Depending on your location and what the winter season brings this year, you may notice your grass continuing to grow for some time. You should continue to mow whenever possible.
  • Snow Mold Risk – This is a type of fungus that can affect your lawn. It usually develops under a blanket of snow. If you worry your lawn could be at risk for this type of damage, there are several preventive measures you can take before snow begins to fall. While it may be too late to treat for this season, you’ll be better prepared for next season if you notice this issue.
  • Damage/Death – There is a likelihood that your grass will experience some damage or death. To help prevent this from happening, it is recommended that you don’t step on your lawn as much as possible. The pressure of your weight and the snow can cause damage.

Winter Lawn Effects

The winter months can be tough on your lawn. If you notice any snow mold or other lawn concerns, you can trust in turning to Advanced Tree and Landscape. We can help provide tips and tools to ensure the best possible health for your lawn. Contact us today.