Don’t Repeat These Winter Lawn Care Mistakes!

October 11, 2021

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Many homeowners tend to avoid taking care of their lawn in the chilly winter months. But know that the right winter lawn care can be a game-changer for your lawn when spring arrives. Providing proper care to your lawn in the winter not only helps it thrive through the winter but also makes it healthy, lush, and green come spring. For proper winter lawn maintenance, it’s important to avoid some common lawn care mistakes homeowners make during the winter. 

Winter Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid  

1.Not Raking your Lawn Regularly 

Homeowners often don’t rake their lawn when winter sets in, which is not a good thing to do. Allowing the accumulation of leaves in the lawn can pave the way for mold and fungi growth. Besides affecting the way your plants and lawn grow at spring’s beginning, mold and fungi can dig their way into the soil too. This can lead to further damage. So, ensure that you rake your lawn regularly throughout the year in order to have a healthy lawn and landscaping.  

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2. Trimming your Grass Too Short 

Grass grows constantly on the lawns. However, grass growth slows down during the winter, especially when the temperature reaches below 40 degrees. Due to this, lawn care experts recommend homeowners to not trim their lawn grass too short in the winter months for proper winter grass care. Ensure that you adjust your mower’s blades accordingly.  

3. Not Watering Plants 

A widespread misunderstanding regarding winter lawn care is that homeowners don’t need to water their plants during the winter due to the shedding leaves or the rainfall. Well, the truth is that your plants and shrubs still need water during winter.  

Not watering your plants can lead to them becoming dehydrated. So, make sure you are providing your plants with the necessary amount of water in the winter months. A lawn care company in Iowa can help you determine the amount of water your plants need in winter.  

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4. Not Using the Right Fertilizer  

The fertilizer you use should not only fulfil the needs of your grass and plants, but also be compatible with the outside temperature. Read the label carefully when shopping for fertilizer to use in the winter. It would help to ask for recommendations from a professional lawn care company on the right fertilizer for your winter lawn and plants. 

5. Neglecting Pest Problems 

Take action promptly if you find pests in your lawn, trees, or plants. Do not neglect pest issues. Noticing and resolving pest problems before the arrival of winter can help prevent substantial damage to your plants. By fixing pest issues, you will also prevent pest damage from spreading into your home and surroundings. So, act at the earliest even at the slightest signs of pests. For effective pest control, seek the help of a reliable pest control company in Iowa

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Stay on Top of your Winter Yard Care Needs with AATB! 

Besides being an informed homeowner and avoiding the above-mentioned winter lawn care mistakes, consider seeking the assistance of a trusted lawn care company to ensure that your lawn stays in its best form during the harsh, chilly winter.  

All American Turf Beauty, a leading lawn care company in Iowa, can provide your lawn with the right winter care so that it can efficiently withstand the adversities winter brings, and emerge lush and verdant on the other side of winter. We’ll be happy to guide you on taking care of grass in winter and tell you about our winter lawn care services. Request a consultation today! 

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If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

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Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.

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