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How to Recover Your Lawn from Frost and Freeze Damage

Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, Helps Homeowners Save Their Lawns

Homeowners who want to know how to recover your lawn from frost and freeze damage contact Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC. Frost in and around Christiansburg, VA, occurs in late fall. When temperatures fall below 32 degrees, condensation on plants and grass ices up, and frost occurs. Our blog this month is about how to recover your lawn from frost and freeze damage. Homeowners can attempt to help their lawn, but Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, highly recommends hiring us for lawn maintenance.



Stay Off of Your Lawn After a Frost and Freeze Damage

The best way to help your lawn after frost damage is stay off of it. Avoid walking on a frost-covered or frozen lawn, driving on it, and even parking on the grass. When you walk on the frost-covered lawn, you can break open the frozen cells within the grass. That can cause permanent damage.



Mow Tall Fescue at Three Inches or More in the Spring

Tall fescue is the most common grass on Virginia properties. In the spring, Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, has found that the proper mowing length for tall fescue is three inches or more. Cutting at the proper mowing length reduces competition from opposing grass species. It decreases the amount of water needed for grass growth and prevents weed germination. Cutting at three inches or more is appropriate because the crown of the plant is at three inches or higher.



Aeration Helps Your Lawn Recover from Freeze Damage

Aeration keeps a lawn healthy after a freezing winter. Our landscapers perform aeration with a lawn aerator, preferably in late spring or early summer to help with freeze damage. The tines of the aerator punch holes in your yard, loosening up the ground and helping roots to grow. If you need to reseed your lawn for some reason, do it at the same time as aeration.



Our Landscapers Can Provide Important Fertilizing for Your Lawn

Fertilizing is important in keeping your lawn healthy after frost or freeze damage. Your lawn requires a number of nutrients in order to thrive. Fertilizer provides nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Potassium is particularly helpful; it helps fight disease and increases the defense against harsh weather.


For more help with lawn maintenance, give Jeremy’s Landscaping, LLC, a call at (540) 357-4986 or email at [email protected]. Our landscaper will be glad to talk to you about how to recover your lawn from frost and freeze damage.