This winter has been hard and vicious leaving no mercy on your lawn. With the early snow fall back in November, many people were unable to remove debris and leaves from their properties. Leaving the leaves to sit on their lawn killing the grass below, making it that much harder for you to get that perfect lawn this season. Along with the early winter, the snow brought it’s own set of problems to lawn. Between the snow plow damage and all the snow mold your lawn is fighting a losing battle. The good news is there are ways for your lawn to recover quickly and bounce back looking better than ever! Take a look at some of the great tips on how to recover from winter quickly:
Repairing snow plowing damage:
Whether it was a private company or a city plow, nothing can be more frustrating damage caused by snow removal. The sad reality is that no matter what you do plow damage is virtually unavoidable. As bad as it looks most damage can be easily repaired with a few simples steps:
1.Identify that the damaged area no open lighting wires or broken piping.
2.Find a tamper and flatten out the area as much as possible.(Please note this is better right after the snow melts and the ground is not frozen)
3.If you have sod that has been torn up, take the torn piece and place it the best you can back into the area and repeat step 2. Doing this as early in the season as possible while the ground is wet will allow for much better results.
4. Place down the grass seed with straw or pennmulch on the top of the damaged area.
Ridding your lawn of Snow Mold:
Snow mold can leave your lawn looking spotty and horrid. This can be easily repaired with a few easy steps. The first step is your lawn needs a good healthy dose of fertilizer over the entire area to strengthen your grass so it can fight off the mold. The next step is to thatch the area removing old grass and debris while fluffing up your grass to allow in air and give it room to grow.