Every homeowner knows that winter can turn a lawn into a battlefield. Freezing weather and blizzards, road plows and even wildlife that burrow through wintertime sod all try to wage war on your lovely landscape.
While it’s a noble effort to prep and maintain your lawn yourself—which many people do, only to yield mediocre results—you can better ensure that your lawn is healthier, greener and more attractive come spring-time. Understanding why lawns go bad, and more importantly, why professionals are the key to out-greening your neighbors.
Three major reasons your lawn suffers
While there are many factors that work against your lawn in the cold months, the following are popular scenarios seen across the Midwest.
- Snow mold is a fungal disease that emerges in the lawn as the snow melts. What is the trademark of snow mold? Circular, matted patches in the lawn that may either be gray or pink in color. The worse of the two, pink mold, can infect turf roots and kill them—which means it’s best to have a professional assess your level of damage.
- Road salts damage plants by drawing moisture away from their roots. Be sure to stay within the lines when salting your driveway. Remember if salt spray from passing snowplows is hitting your lawn, use a broom to remove it not a rake. This method removes the salt layer more thoroughly where a rake may simply churn it into your lawn.
- Voles, often called field mice, are commonly found across Nebraska damaging gardens and landscapes. In addition to creating unsightly runways in your lawn from scurrying around under the surface, they also wreak havoc on gardens and landscapes, especially in winter and early spring when they’re scavenging for food. Their food of choice? Usually the green, underlying matter that lay beneath the bark or outer surfaces of plants.
Why Omaha lawns need professional fertilization plans to keep their green.
While you can suffer the guesswork of when and how to fertilize and protect your lawn, which requires many steps to do it right, you still won’t carry the knowledge that professionals deliver when you want your lawn to look golf-course green. At Turf Care, Inc., we know the right materials for Midwest lawns, trees and shrubs. We know exact timing for applications to match seasonal temperatures and we know the precise science and processes necessary to achieve a property that looks pristine.
No matter what your needs—or your questions—we’re here to help with professional service, special discounts, and even maintenance tips you can use year-round.
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