New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

If you’re a gardener, and you’re thinking of making a few New Year’s resolutions, why not make a few that apply to your favorite hobby? Resolving to make 2017 your lawn’s most beautiful year ever is easy to accomplish if you follow these simple tips!

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Don’t over mow: In the winter, the grass is very susceptible to damage and disease. Your grass is dormant in the winter, which means it really doesn’t grow very much. So, when it looks like you shouldn’t mow, don’t! Keep the lawn healthy by giving it a break: Don’t mow, fertilize or edge.

Don’t mow wet grass, either: When spring thaws, we get a lot of rain. Make sure to allow the lawn to dry before you mow it. If you mow a wet lawn, you can damage its roots and even kill new grass. You could leave some ruts in your lawn, too, which never looks good. So, don’t get too excited when you see the green grass after the rains. Just let it dry.

Don’t walk on frozen grass: If you get a winter storm, stay off the grass. When the blades freeze, you can damage them by walking on them and they’ll break. Stay on your sidewalk if you need to head outside.

Think ahead: Plan your winter landscape maintenance in the fall and prune your trees and your shrubs before it gets too cold.

If you find that you’ve forgotten to perform fall maintenance tasks or if you find your lawn turning brown, contact a professional! Simply Green can help assist you in your New Year’s lawn resolutions. Read more on our blog for tips for a healthy winter lawn, or check full list of our services as we head into the New Year!

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