How to take the hassle out of winterkill damage

After a long, cold, Canadian winter, there are so many great things to look forward to come spring; warmer weather, blooming flowers, and your lawn greening up so you can get back outside!

That said, if you’ve ever experienced winterkill before, you know that your lawn may not green up perfectly each spring, with patches or streaks of dead grass where there was once a beautiful lawn.  Repairing the damage of winterkill may sound like a hassle, but it doesn’t need to be time consuming or expensive to restore your lawn to its former glory. Manderley has what you need to repair the damage of whatever winter has in store.

Winterkill is the result of severe damage sustained by your lawn during the winter months. Mild winters with many rapid thaws and re-freezes are particularly likely to leave your lawn with

irreversible damage, especially if there is insufficient insultation from snow. For the most part, well cared for lawns are strong and resilient to winter weather. But winterkill can happen to any lawn; and since we are living in a cold-weather climate, it’s not an uncommon problem.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to repair your lawn should it sustain damage this year:

  1. De-thatch

Once spring has sprung, the snow has melted, and the risk of frost is gone, the first step is to rake away the layer of thatch. De-thatching allows you to reach down to the soil and the roots of your lawn for optimal treatment. Be sure to topdress your lawn with nutrient rich soil from a Manderley Blue Cube before sodding or reseeding.

  1. Overseed or Re-sodBuild and Repair

Re-seeding makes the most sense for repairing smaller areas or patches on your lawn caused by winterkill. Manderley’s Build and Repair Grass Seed is designed to repair and strengthen your lawn and is great for repairing winterkill damage.

Re-sodding is another quick and easy way to replace larger areas that have suffered significant damage over the winter months. You can shop Manderley’s sod options here!Just dig out the existing dead sod, add some nutrient rich roil, cut your sod to fit and you’ll be up and running in no time.

  1. FertilizeRoot Starter

Adding Manderley’s Root Starter Fertilizer to newly soded or seeded areas can help promote rapid root establishment, getting your lawn back to looking its best in no time. And, don’t forget to follow-up with Manderley’s Spring Fertilizer formula to help kick-start your lawn into action after winter dormancy.

Proper lawn maintenance throughout the year with the help of Manderley’s 3-Step Fertilizer Program will make your lawn stronger, healthier and more resistant to winterkill.

Winterkill damage doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of time and money getting your lawn back to looking its best. Repair winterkill damage quickly and easily this spring with these simple steps and get back outside to enjoy your greenspaces in no time.

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