Summer is coming to a close in Colorado and people often start to turn off their sprinklers preparing for the colder weather. However, it’s important to remember that extended dry periods during the fall and winter can cause injury or even death to parts of plant root systems. Maintaining the health of your Denver lawn requires an understanding of how and when to water. Once a plant is weakened, it becomes more susceptible to disease, so it’s important to follow these guidelines to ensure your grass stays healthy all year round:
- Water your lawn only when the temperature is above 40 degrees with no snow cover
- Apply water mid-day so it will have time to soak in and doesn’t freeze at night
- Watering deeply once or twice a month is recommended for grass when there are extended dry periods without snow cover
- If your lawn is in direct sunlight or in a windy area, it may require additional watering. Watering properly is the best defense against late winter mite damage.
With Colorado’s dry air, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures, it can be tough on your lawn. Make sure that you give it the care that it needs – even if your lawn is covered in snow and ice in the colder months of the fall and winter.
Call American Arbor Care, you go-to Denver lawn care service to keep your lawn healthy all year round.