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Should You Worry About Winterkill?

Though most cool season grass can survive the cold, ice, and snow of a winter season, a lawn can still suffer when the weather turns bad. Unfortunately, there’s little homeowners can do to prevent these conditions, but they’re still good to be aware of.

• Ice that persists on a lawn for longer than 30 days can harm the grass beneath. This ice can be the result of snow thawing then refreezing.

• Snow may be cold, but it can also provide effective insulation to grass beneath it. This can lead to gray or pink snow mold growing on the grass.

• Wind and cold can kill off bare, dormant grass. Walking on this grass can exacerbate the situation.

The best thing to do is make sure the grass has hardened off, you’ve “put the lawn to bed” properly, monitor the weather, and deal with conditions as they occur.

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For more than 20 years, TLC, Inc has specialized in the planning, installation and maintenance of high-quality commercial and residential: Lawn Sprinklers and Irrigation Systems Lawn Lighting Outdoor Lighting Holiday Lighting Lighting for outdoor features including pools, hot tubs, spas, decks and walkways A dedicated team of lighting and irrigation specialists for the Mid-Atlantic Region Bob Carr and his dedicated, talented staff have been keeping the metro area green and lit with pride for over 25 years. TLC, Inc. began as a small residential lawn sprinklers / irrigation service installation and maintenance business in 1981. Today, TLC Inc. is recognized as a leader in the lawn sprinklers / irrigation services, outdoor lighting and decorative lighting field throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware.
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