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The Pros and Cons to a Snow Covered Lawn Cumming, GA
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In Georgia, we certainly don’t see our landscape covered in white very often. Therefore, we don’t have to worry much with snow mold or other serious lawn conditions caused by weeks of deep snow. However, Georgia residents do typically get a fun “snow day” at least once or twice during the winter. While you may be strictly thinking about getting your milk and bread and building a fire, there are some good and bad effects on your lawn that you should consider. Here’s what you need to know:

Snow Can Help Your Lawn

A few inches of snow across your turf can actually be a good thing. Not only does it protect your grass from the harsh, dry winds, but it locks in moisture better than a sudden hard rain. As the snow melts, it allows your lawn winterizer application to soak deep into the soil. The nutrients can be evenly distributed into the root zones, a prime place for them to be once spring heat rolls around.

What To Avoid

There is one hard rule to follow considering the novelty of a Georgia snow. However, if possible, you should avoid running and trampling on your snow covered lawn as much as possible. Underneath that layer of white, there are grass crowns that are frozen and brittle. If they get crushed or broken, they may not recover properly, which could give you dead patches of grass in the spring. Go ahead and build your snowman but do it in a strategic location if you can.

For more winter lawn care tips, call Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. We love keeping your lawn happy and healthy through all seasons of the year!

Posted on behalf of Pannone's Lawn Pros & Landscaping

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Got sod and dirt. Both delivered on time, reasonably priced, and high quality (only found 2 rocks in 6 cubic yards of dirt and only 1 rectangle of sod out of 5 pallets was mangled). Both drivers friendly and were able to maneuver around my yard to put the stuff where I wanted it. Mostly appreciate that every time I called, someone picked up the phone rather than an answering machine. Would choose again.

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