Trade frigid and frosty for warm and wonderful. Jump on the polar opposite express, leaving the polar vortex behind. Now is the time to spring into action and fix up what ails your lawn. Here are our expert rescue plans to transform your winter-damaged lawn.
CAUSE: Low temperature extremes and heavy snow cover for a month or longer do more
than dampen spirits, they can cause snow mold diseases on your lawn.
EFFECT: Gray, pink or dead patches, 4 to 12 inches in diameter
1. Wait for snow to melt and grass to dry. 2. Lightly rake to remove dead grass and loosen soil.
3. Add Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Soil to prepare soil for seeding.
4. Reseed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed.
5. Feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass.
6. Just before your first mow, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food to boost nutrients and strengthen your new grass.
If you only have a small area to repair, use Scotts® EZ Seed. It contains a unique combination of Scotts® best grass seed, starter fertilizer and super-absorbent growing material.
CAUSE: Road salt and ice melt permeate and can damage turfgrass soil, thanks to
salt-laden snow and slush that has been pushed and plowed from walkways, streets
and paved areas.
EFFECT: Bare, brown or dead patches along sidewalks, walkways and driveways
1. Flush road salt and ice melt away from roots by flooding the area with water or allowing seasonal rains to naturally dilute salt in the soil.
CAUSE: Warm-season lawns get stressed by cold-season weather and need extra nutrients to help them green up properly.
EFFECT: Brown, dry or lackluster-looking turfgrass or patches not caused by disease.
1. The best way to revive your lawn for the new season is to give it a good feeding with Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food.
If your warm-season lawn doesn?t bounce back after a few weeks, unfortunately, it may not have survived. In that case, you?ll need to replant the dead areas. To do so, use Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Soil to prepare the soil, reseed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed and, Finally, feed with Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass.