Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

lawn care services minnetonka advanced irrigationNow that fall is here, it is time to start thinking about getting your lawn ready for the winter. This applies to commercial and residential properties because you always want your business or home to look its best. While you can rely on professional lawn care services to help with your Minnetonka landscaping, there are a few things you can do yourself to get your grass and plants ready for winter’s upcoming chill.

Mowing

You should continue to mow your grass for as long as it continues to grow, or our lawn care services can come to your home or business and continue to mow your grass until it stops grow and becomes dormant for the winter season. Grass blades should generally be trimmed to about 2 ½ inches, but sometimes that varies depending on the type of grass you have.

Raking

While this is one of the most dreaded lawn care chores, it is also one of the most important. Stay on top of raking and don’t let too many leaves pile up on your grass. Leaves will keep the sun from shining on your grass, and your grass needs the sun to stay healthy. You can use a mower with a mulch setting and a leaf bag attachment or you can use a rake. Take the leaves you gather and use them as compost: they are great for gardens!

Aerating

Aerating is when small holes are poked into the soil of your lawn. It allows water and nutrients to reach the grass’ root system. If you do not have an aerator, our lawn care services can come out and take care of this for you. It is a relatively simple process that will not take long, depending on how big your lawn is.

Fertilizing

Did you know fall is the best time of year to fertilize your grass? It helps give your lawn a pre-winter nutrient boost and helps get it ready for the upcoming cold months. The type of fertilizer you need and how much to apply depends on the type of grass you have. Call our lawn care services so we can come out and take care of this for you.

Would you like to learn more about our lawn care services serving Minnetonka and the surrounding areas? Call us at Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us to set up a Free Estimate.