Your lawn is the cornerstone of any landscaping project. Regardless of what you do in the rest of your yard, it can help or hurt the overall appearance of your home and property. Even the best assortment of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers can’t make up for patchy grass that’s full of weeds. Here at Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping in Rock Hill, SC, we know that lawn care is a year-round job. Our landscapers would like to offer you the following tips for helping get your yard ready for winter.
- Give your grass one last, good cut. Cutting your grass too short during the hot, dry, summer months can lead to disaster. But giving it a shorter-than-usual mow before the winter can reduce the chances of disease.
- Add fertilizer. Fertilizing in the late summer/early fall (August/September) can increase your chances of a stronger lawn during the colder months. If you have tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass, fertilize in November. Note that fertilizer can hurt your grass if you add the wrong nutrients at the wrong time. If you aren’t sure what fertilizer to use, contact a nursery near you like Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping for professional advice.
- Remove or cut back plants that are past their prime. Any annuals that you planted over the summer, like petunias and marigolds, can be removed. For perennials, like black-eyed Susans and daylilies, simply remove any spent blooms or cut the plant back after it’s died down. These simple steps will help your landscaping look neater throughout the winter.
For advice and help with these or any other landscaping issues, call Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping. With over 30 years of experience in dealing with local landscapes, we’ve got the answers to help your yard look good all year long. Let us help you with all aspects of landscape installation and design.