It’s that time again! You know, time to winterize your backyard even though it seems as though summer just started. Winterizing the backyard isn’t all that hard, it’s just a matter of getting the items on your to do list finished.
Do you have a pool?
If you have a pool, you’ll want to spend time winterizing it. This means letting out the water, covering the pool, and making sure a safe cover is on the pool as well. I believe taking care of the pool is ultimately important before you can start taking care of the rest of the backyard.
#1. Rake the Yard!
In order to winterize the backyard, you’ll need to make sure all of the leaves are raked. Some view raking leaves as a fun chore and some view it as a not so fun chore. If it’s not a part of winterizing that you love, try to make it fun, especially if you have kids.
#2. Trash Dead Plants
Something I do to help winterize the lawn is trash dead plants that are across the backyard. I’ll pull the dead shrubs now before the ground hardens. You will need a shovel to help dig out those hard to maneuver plants.
#3. Fertilize and Grass Seed
One of the last steps to winterizing the yard is to make sure you fertilize the lawn and also lay out the grass seed. You’ll want to follow directions of your lawn fertilizer based on the type that you have. This is what you’ll need to do in order to have that nice luscious green lawn next winter.
#4. Don’t Forget to Water the Backyard
Last but not least, before winter hits, spend some time watering the lawn. You don’t want to drown it, but you will want to ensure you help the backyard stays nice and moisturized before winter sucks every last nutrient away from your precious grass.
I hope winterizing the backyard doesn’t hinder you from enjoying the fall months. These tips should help you complete the chore more efficiently.