Although the winter is a welcome break from that Oklahoma summer heat, those short, cold days can also cause a very brown lawn. As you think back to those warm summer days and your lush, green yard, it’s important to remember that although your lawn may now be brown, it’s not dead. Your yellowish brown grass is only temporary, and will eventually revive itself as the days become longer and warmer. However, there are a couple things you can do to help your grass speed up its natural process, giving you the greenest grass on the block.
Clean Up The Yard
We know it’s cold outside, but cleaning up leftover fall leaves, toys, dog waste, etc. will help give your grass the proper space it needs to grow. If it’s being covered by a pile of cold leaves, it won’t be able to get any sun, a vital component to its growth.
It might be too cold overall for the grass to soak up water, but if you get a streak of a couple nice warm days, watering your lawn is a good way to replenish the grass roots so they can begin their natural growth process.
We covered how you can help your grass get sun and water in the winter, but there’s another thing it needs to revive itself - food (or in this case, fertilizer). You’ve probably seen the grass that seems to have been spray painted an odd shade of greenish blue. Despite what it looks like for a couple weeks, that’s not actually spray paint, it is fertilizer. Although this particular type works for many grasses, it’s not a one-fertilizer-fits all situation. Ask the experts at Red Valley for the best type of fertilizer for your grass to use during these cold winter months