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As winter sets in, it’s easy to forget about your lawn. However, proper care during the colder months is crucial for ensuring a lush, healthy lawn come springtime. If you’ve recently installed sod in Indiana, here are some essential tips to help your lawn thrive during the winter:

While it may seem counterintuitive, watering your sod during the winter is still important, especially during dry spells. Your lawn may not need as much water as in the warmer months, but it still requires hydration to stay healthy. Aim to water your sod once every two weeks if there hasn’t been significant rainfall.
On the flip side, be cautious not to overwater your sod. Excess moisture during the winter can lead to fungal diseases and root rot. Pay attention to the weather and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. If there’s been heavy rainfall, you may not need to water at all.

For questions about caring for your lawn in the winter give us a call at 317.773.2900!

Applying a winter fertilizer in late fall can help strengthen your sod’s roots and prepare it for the colder months ahead. Look for a fertilizer specifically formulated for winter use, with a higher potassium content to promote root growth and cold tolerance.

While pests may be less active during the winter, they can still cause damage to your sod if left unchecked. Keep an eye out for signs of pest infestation, such as tunnels in the soil or chewed-up grass, and take appropriate measures to address the issue.

If you live in an area where salt is used to de-ice roads and sidewalks, take steps to protect your sod from salt damage. Avoid piling snow that has been treated with salt onto your lawn, and consider creating a barrier between your lawn and treated areas using burlap or another protective material.

By following these winter lawn care tips, you can help ensure that your newly installed sod stays healthy and vibrant, ready to thrive come springtime. With a little attention and care, you can enjoy a lush, green lawn year-round, even in the sometimes harsh winter climate of Indiana.

Laying a dormant sod lawn during the winter months offers several advantages that can contribute to its long-term health and resilience. The cooler temperatures of winter provide an ideal environment for sod to establish its roots without the stress of intense heat and sun. By laying sod in the winter, you give it a head start on root development, allowing it to establish a strong foundation before the active growth period in spring. This can result in a healthier, more robust lawn that is better equipped to withstand the challenges of the growing season, including heat, drought, and foot traffic. Furthermore, dormant sod requires less water and maintenance compared to sod installed during the warmer months, as it is not actively growing. Overall, laying dormant sod in the winter can be a smart investment in the long-term health and beauty of your lawn.


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