Check pH Levels
Fertilizers formulated for winterizing lawns have a higher potassium content than their warm-weather counterparts. They're designed specifically to strengthen plants under stress. Using a spreader, apply the fertilizer evenly over the grass. Beware of overfertilizing, as adding too much can burn the lawn.
Aerate to Refresh the Lawn
Spread Grass Seed
Cover Plant Beds
To maintain your flower and vegetable beds in the winter, it is important to insulate the topsoil by adding mulch, planting a cover crop, or covering the bed with burlap. When possible, repot small plants and bring them indoors to survive. Many bulbs need cold weather in order to bloom in the spring, but tender bulbs like calla lilies may need to overwinter indoors.
Continue to Remove Debris
Get Winter Ready
Be sure to put everything to bed outdoors, before you settle indoors for the winter.
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