One of my jobs around the house is taking care of the yard.
Yup, the Mister does a lot of things (like laundry and dishes) but he doesn't do lawn care or gardening. Unless of course I need some extra muscle, then he's all in. But things like watering, planting, seeding, etc. are all mine. At the moment the teenager does the actual grass cutting for me too. But it wasn't always that way, nor will it be for much longer, I imagine.
I suppose it's kind of like outdoor decorating though. It's my thing.
Anyway, if the Farmer's Almanac is to be trusted, apparently we're in for a doozy of a winter. Which means you can be sure I'm going to prep the yard really well so I don't have to start all over in the Spring!
Getting the Yard Ready for Winter
It's actually pretty simple to get your yard ready for winter. Here's a list of what we do, plus a few extras:
- Mow the lawn, right up until the first frost
- Rake and bag up the leaves and thatch to prevent bug and moisture issues
- Trim trees and shrubs so they're fresh and ready in the spring
- Fertilize plants to help them grow as soon as any snow and frost are gone
- Overseed the lawn so it starts growing again asap
- Consider a lawn care plan to help make a pretty yard even easier
Here's a pretty little graphic to help illustrate what you need to do:
As life gets busier I've looked more and more into lawn care plans. Just to simplify, you know? Are you as busy as we are? Have you ever thought about a lawn care plan? If you have, you can click here to get a TruGreen quote.
What do you do to get your yard ready for winter? Any tips you've learned over the years? I'd love to hear them!
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