It’s the spookiest time of year, but it doesn’t have to be that way for your lawn. Protect your lawn with our tips.
Fearful for your lawn’s wellbeing once costumed kids head over? Read on for the info and easy, trick-or-treater-friendly solutions you need.
In general, no. Grass is resilient, and as a plant, it’s more than just what you can see. Since the base of grass is responsible for its growth, more often than not, walking won’t pose a threat–especially with a coarse, sturdy grass like fescue. This all said, there are some extenuating circumstances to keep in mind.
Walking can lead to your soil becoming impacted, which prevents drainage and makes water unable to reach the roots of your grass. This can open your lawn up to even more damage and even disease if not dealt with. If you ever suspect you have impacted soil, we can check and offer aeration services that’ll turn things around.
If you have a cold-season lawn and recently seeded it, this leaves it more susceptible to walking damage. Stepping on it can disturb the seeding process and potentially lead to the moving of seeds, creating bare patches.
If we have a below-freezing Halloween where you’re located and your grass blades have frost on/around them, be sure to keep people clear. Otherwise, the ice crystals that form within your grass blades can potentially destroy them from the inside out if stepped on.
With the right festive choices, you can stay in the halloween spirit while keeping your lawn protected:
Just be wary when using inflatables to keep your lawn covered, as they can potentially weigh enough to cause damage themselves. As well as prevent light, water and nutrients from reaching your grass’ roots.
Especially if you take some minor precautions, your lawn will most likely bounce back from any Halloween missteps. For everything else, Fairway Green can offer the expertise needed to help your lawn be at its best. To get started, schedule your free lawn estimate.