Posted by Teknor Apex on Oct 29, 2021 1:30:00 PM



Prepping your yard for winter doesn't have to be complicated, and with the right tips, you can have the job taken care of in no time. If you're thinking about how to get your yard ready now that fall has officially started, here are four things to keep in mind.

1. Put Away Your Garden Hose

If your hose doesn't have all weather durability, you could risk damaging it when temperatures begin to freeze. This is because the water that remains inside your hose can freeze when temperatures get too low, and this can cause the lining to crack, ruining your hose. On average, a good garden hose should last you between five and 10 years, but only if you take care of it properly. If you don't want to have to worry about putting your hose away every winter, you can always invest in an all weather durability hose, which is capable of putting up with the freezing temps without wearing down.


2. Stop Walking On Your Grass

To keep your yard in the best shape possible for spring, you're going to want to try and stay off your lawn as much as possible after the first frost. While it may not have snowed yet, frost is enough to cause grass blades to become brittle. This means that when you walk over them they could break, causing damage come spring. If possible, try to avoid walking on your lawn when the temperature starts to drop so that it can look its best when the warm weather rolls back around.

3. Plant Your Perennials


If you want to plant perennials and have them coming up healthy next year, the best thing you can do is plant them before the first frost. By planting perennials in the fall, you can help them get established and rooted so that when spring rolls around they are ready to bloom without you needing to do much of anything at all.

4. Add Salt Tolerant Plants


If your yard is by a road that gets salted in the winter, you may want to consider adding salt-tolerant plants along the perimeter to help protect your more sensitive plants. Herbs such as marsh-mellow, evening primrose, seaside goldenrod, and Canada Mayflower are all good options to choose from.


If you are looking to get your yard ready for winter, invest in an all weather durability hose, avoid the grass, and prep your plants. With these four tips in mind come spring, your yard can continue looking its best without damage. (Your garden hose will thank you too.)

Topics: Lawncare

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