It's the end of the year and if your grass is still nice and healthy, it means that you were able to sustain a great lawn care regimen. Now that the cooler months have arrived, there are a few important tips to remember if you want your grass to keep its lush growth and color. The 3 tips we recommend you follow include scheduling winter fertilization, scheduling core aeration and overseeding services, and mowing your grass to the correct height. These will work together to ensure that your grass not only survives our Southern Indiana winter but thrives.

1. Winter Fertilizer Treatment

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Fertilizer plays an important role in lawn care by being the main proponent that encourages healthy growing grass. As your grass is fertilized in the spring, summer, and fall, it will receive the nutrients it needs to develop its deep green color and lush growth. Most people stop there. However, we're here to let you know that winter fertilization treatments are equally as important for your lawn. In order to sustain your grass and help it tolerate our cold winter season, a fertilizer that is complete with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium will be necessary.

Winter fertilizer will strengthen your lawn and prepare it for winter dormancy.

2. Core Aeration & Overseeding

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A few other ways that you can gear your lawn up for a successful winter is by scheduling professional core aeration and overseeding services in the fall. Here in Indiana, our grasses become stronger in the fall and also do not have to compete with the heat any more to grow. For this reason, we recommend that you choose professionals to aerate and overseed your lawn during this time as your grass will be strong enough to tolerate it.

Aeration essentially hits the reset button for your turf. Lawn professionals use a machine to puncture holes throughout your lawn and pull up cores of dirt so that your yard becomes less compact and is able to receive a more optimal flow of nutrients. If you would like to fill in any bare spots throughout your cool-season turf, then scheduling an overseeding appointment for this season is recommended.

3. Mow your grass to be the correct height every time!

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A basic lawn maintenance tip that goes a long way is to remember to mow your lawn, even in the fall. The temptation to let your grass grow a little taller than normal may be there, especially because grass grows slower during this season, and the snow will soon blanket it anyway. However, we advise against letting your lawn grow beyond its optimal height, even during the fall.

During the colder months, you will be able to get away with mowing your lawn less frequently, but you should still stay on top of this maintenance in order to keep your grass at a height between 2.5 and 3.5 inches tall. If you allow your grass to grow any higher or lower, you may be sending out an invitation to lawn diseases and insects. By scheduling professional lawn maintenance, a trusted lawn care crew can ensure that your grass is mowed at the correct height every time.

Call us today to schedule our lawn care services to protect your grass this winter!

Are you interested in maintaining your grass this winter season? We can help! All of the lawn care services mentioned here are ones that our team can perform on your lawn so that your grass is well-protected all throughout the winter season. To schedule our fertilization, aeration, and overseeding services, call us today at (812) 590-8864. We serve residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Louisville, KY as well as Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Sellersburg, Indiana and nearby areas.