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What Can I Do Over the Winter to Prepare My Lawn for Next Year?

prepare your lawn for spring

Prepare your lawn for spring by maintaining your lawnmower.

Lawn care doesn’t have to stop during the winter. Although your turf may be dormant, there are some steps you can take to prepare your lawn and make sure that you begin the spring ready to provide your lawn with all of the attention it requires to grow healthy throughout the spring and summer seasons. 

Dormant Seeding 

Turf Type Tall Fescue overseeding is generally not successful over the winter. Wait until March or early April to overseed. This will prepare your lawn for robust growth during the warm seasons.

Avoid Foot or Vehicular Traffic

Since turf is not actively growing, foot or vehicular traffic can damage the crowns of the turf. Traffic, when frost is present, will damage the leaf blades. 

Maintain Your Mower

Now is the ideal time to tune up your mower. Check the height of the cut. Cool-season turf should be mowed no lower than 2.5 inches. Sharpen blades to provide a clean cut; dull mower blades make for a ragged cut and an unhealthy lawn. If you have not treated the gasoline with a stabilizer, now is the time to do it. Ethanol, which is added to gasoline in our area, attracts moisture from the air. Stabilizers prevent water from being attracted. If you take your mower to a repair shop for service, don’t wait until spring. Do it now while the shops are not as busy, and you can avoid the spring rush. 

Get Your Lawn Service Plan Ready

Review your soil test results and make plans to correct any soil deficiencies. Contact Scientific Plant Service to have your lawn evaluated and develop a customized service plan that meets your lawn’s needs.

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

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