5 Ways to Safeguard Your Winter Lawn
Give your lawn a little TLC with these simple do-it-this-weekend solutions to winter's worst landscape spoilers.
Applying mulch after the soil has cooled down helps the soil maintain a constant temperature. This will help prevent plants from being heaved when then the temperature changes.
Mulch also helps maintain soil moisture. You can fill cages of chicken wire or hardware cloth with pine straw, leaves, mulch, and even loose compost. But, be aware that you can create a habitat for mice and other vermin -- poke holes in the pile every few weeks or turn the pile once a month.
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