With Nebraska’s winter months approaching, it’s time to start preparing your lawn. This will help make sure when springtime emerges, your lawn is green and healthy before the summer heat.

Preparing Your Lawn For Winter

Fertilizing 

You should aim to apply winterizer fertilizer in October or November before the ground freezes.. The nutrients in this application are geared to promote strong root growth in the fall. Helping the turf promote strong roots now will lead to a healthier and thicker lawn next spring and through the growing season.

Aerating 

Aerating your lawn is more than just punching holes in the ground. This process is important, because it alleviates compaction that accumulates in the top few inches of the soil profile. Lawn aeration also helps water infiltration by alleviating thatch build up, allows oxygen to move into the soil layer easier, and creates better seed beds for overseeding.

Overseeding

Overseeding is a great addition to fall aerating, because the seed has a new place where it can now make contact with the soil. Watering after overseeding is important to ensure that the newly spread seed settles down into the soil line. Aerating along with overseeding are important practices to ensure your lawn is as thick as possible. A thick lawn helps combat weeds better than any other lawn care practice!

Antler Country Landscaping and Lawn Care in Omaha is ready to assist you with all of your winter lawn care needs.

Additional Reading:

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Preparing Your Cool Season Grass for the Season

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