Before the official start to the winter, now is the time to prepare your Topeka lawn for the cold weather that the winter season brings to Kansas. Even though the nights are getting cold, the days more mild which makes it a great time to focus on your lawn without the intense heat of the summer season.

From the lawn care professionals at Schendel Lawn & Landscape, here are 5 tips to help prepare your lawn for the upcoming cold weather season in Kansas:

  • Fertilize the lawn if needed. Many lawns should be fertilized before the winter weather hits to ensure that when the spring rolls around again, the lawn has the nutrients necessary to maintain a lush lawn. If you are not sure if your lawn is in need of fertilizing, then our lawn care pros offer the WeedZero In Depth Lawn Analysis to better understand which areas of the lawn may be of concern.
  • Be sure the grass is staying moist. Although many believe that by the time Labor Day passes you can put the hose away. But the truth is that the lawn needs to continue to get a good inch of water every few weeks. So if you are not seeing this kind of rainfall then continue to water the grass as necessary. Moisture now will keep the lawn healthy through the winter.
  • Be cautious when pruning. While cut backs are a common fall task to prepare the landscape for winter, pruning actually promotes growth and this may not be your goal right now. Check with our lawn care pros to see where cut backs need to take place.
  • As long as the grass is growing, continue to mow the lawn. Although you will not be mowing nearly as much, if the weather remains mild then the grass will continue to grow. Most grass types should be kept at least 2 to 3 inches tall for maximum health.
  • Overseeding and aeration. If you have not already had your lawn overseeded and aerated this fall, then now is the time to do it before the winter frost sets in.

If you are not much of a do-it-yourself lawn care person then no need to worry! The team at Schendel Lawn & Landscape offers all of the services that you need in order to ensure your lawn is prepared for the official start to the winter season. To learn more about our fertilization, lawn care analysis, overseeding, and other lawn care services in TopekaKansas City, and throughout our service area, please contact us today!


Originally Published: 12/07/2012