Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

The temperature displayed on your thermostat might not make it feel like it, but like they always say on the hit show, Game of Thrones, "winter is coming." And this makes now the perfect time to start getting your lawn ready for the fall and winter months.

Why should you prep your lawn for winter? The reality is, what you do now will pay off big dividends come next spring. Put in a little time and effort in September and you'll enjoy a lush green lawn next year. Here are some tips to get you started from Southland Custom Homes, one of the leading providers of custom home building in Rome, GA.

Take a Soil Reading

If you haven't done one in a while, perform a soil test using a kit from your local garden supply store. This will help you identify which types of fertilizer and other amendments you should apply this fall to help strengthen your lawn.

Aerate the Lawn

Over time, a lawn's surface can become compacted with grass clippings, leaf detritus, sand, dirt, and other materials. This can form a barrier along the surface of the ground that's known as thatch and this will make it difficult for water to reach the roots of your lawn. The result is brown or scorched-looking grass.

Aerating the lawn using an aerator helps reduce the compaction so water, oxygen, and fertilizer can reach the lawn's roots. If your lawn has a serious layer of thatch, then you might want to have it de-thatched using either a dethatching rake or a gas-powered dethatcher.

Feed the Lawn With Compost and Re-Seed

Adding a light layer of fresh organic compost to the lawn will help introduce much-needed nutrients to it. Then, re-seed the lawn using your choice of high-quality grass seed. This will help add new growth to the lawn and fill in poor producing areas.

Practice the Criss-Cross Method of Lawn Care

Whenever you are performing any lawn care task, such as fertilizing, aerating, seeding, etc., you will get your best results by following the criss-cross method of application. This process involves going over the entire lawn twice following a criss-cross pattern. This will help ensure that your lawn grows evenly.

Relocating to Rome, Georgia

If you're planning a move to Rome, GA and you are interested in having a home custom-built for your family, then Southland Custom Homes can help. We're one of the top contractors for custom home building in Rome, GA and we can design and build you the perfect home on the land of your choosing.

With over 100 floorplans to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes provides a huge selection of plan options and custom features. Southland Custom Homes will work with new homebuyers to alter specific floorplans so that the finished project is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a trusted on-your-lot Georgia home builder, then Southland Custom Homes will be sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders. We have model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (837 GA 400 S, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Fulton PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

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