Though Colorado is known for chilly, snowy winters, many people around here roll their eyes at the first sign of snow. All of that snow may be beautiful to look at, but it means that you will have to shovel your driveway and deal with lots of traffic and incompetent drivers. However, you should note that not only is snow appealing to look at, but it is also great for your lawn! The following is a list from our lawn care experts in Grand Junction of the top ways that snow benefits your lawn:
- Protection- Cold wind can be really hard on your grass. A blanket of snow will help to protect your grass from all of that blustery, cold wind! It also protects your grass from transpiration. For those of you who don’t know, transpiration is when moisture is sucked out of grass blades by dry winds.
- Insulation- Although snow is pretty darn cold, it can actually provide insulation for your lawn. When there are a few inches of snow on the ground, it actually keeps the grass underneath it at a warmer temperature than the outside air, which can help your lawn to survive the long winter.
- Nutrients- Snow is pretty heavy, and it will force nutrients down into your soil, where you lawn needs them most! You will certainly be thankful for all of those nutrients when spring arrives and your lawn looks more beautiful than ever!
Although snow is great for your lawn, playing in it can actually hurt your grass. Learn more when you stay tuned for our next blog!