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How To Care For Your Lawn During The Winter

Winter Lawn Care Tips To Help Your Mid-Missouri Lawn

While taking care of your lawn during the winter might not be as big of a task as the other seasons, it can still bear fruit when spring arrives. To help prepare you and your lawn for the cold weather right around the corner, we have prepared a guide detailing what you can do to help your lawn stay in the best condition possible.

Benefits of Winter Grass Treatment

The benefits of aerating and fertilizing your lawn are numerous. Fertilizing your lawn strengthens the grass and can keep your grass green during winter. Fertilizer also allows your lawn to fight disease more effectively. Disease can affect your lawn when the grass is smothered by leaves, snow, and other seasonal debris,, and can eventually leave patches in your lawn. Aeration enhances the effectiveness of the fertilizer by reducing compaction in the grass and allowing more water to reach those strengthened roots buried deep in the ground.

Utilize Cold Weather Seeds for Mid-Missouri Winters

If your lawn looks a little too thinned out for your liking when spring comes, you could bolster your lawn by applying cold-weather seeds throughout the yard during the winter months. By planting the seeds during the winter months, they will be able to grow during the spring when most of the following seeds grow best:

Seeds That Grow Best in the Cold
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Kentucky Bluegrass spreads aggressively and has good tolerance towards the cold. If you have larger patches that need to be dealt with in your yard, this seed is perfect because of that productive spreading. 
  • Perennial Ryegrass
  • Perennial Ryegrass is the type of grass you will want to spread out to ensure that you have a green lawn during the winter months. Unlike the Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass is a bunch type, which means it is non-spreading.
  • Fine Fescues
  • Fine Fescue seeds are very shade tolerant and have a very high growth rate. If you have any areas of your lawn that are shaded and need to be patched up quickly, you could consider planting Fine Fescue seeds to fill the gaps.

Call Bug Out Pest Control & Lawn Care for Winter Lawn Care

The experienced lawn care professionals at Bug Out Pest Control & Lawn Care can handle any needs you and your lawn might have when preparing for the winter months. Our team fertilizes, aerates, and overseeds to ensure your lawn is in the best shape possible. Contact us today to get a quote on lawn care service for your home.

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