Thanks to freezing temperatures combined with snow and ice accumulation, winter can be a tough time of year for your lawn. There are, however, some Dayton lawn care steps you can take (before and during the winter season) to protect your yard from significant damage. Today we’ll discuss some of these preventive measures that can help keep your lawn lush and green when winter gives way to spring. Below are some helpful lawn health tips to consider this winter from the Dayton lawn care specialists of Lawn Plus. Before Winter: Make sure to keep your lawn clear of debris when leaves and dried twigs start cascading onto your lawn in fall. While they may not seem like an immediate threat, if left to their own devices, organic matter like leaves and twigs trapped under ice or snow can smother the grass below and cause brown patches. Keep the yard raked and clear of debris to ensure your grass is at its healthiest when springtime arrives. In the Thick of It: Even when it’s seemingly dormant and covered in snow, you should continue to keep an eye on your lawn. Watch for heavy traffic patterns, and try to prevent people from treading too heavily in certain areas. Too much trudging on an already moist, cold lawn can smother the grass and lead to brown patches. If this happens, it will take longer for the affected areas to produce lush blades of grass in warmer seasons. Trust the Professionals: If it’s too late for preventive care and your lawn is in desperate need of TLC, contact a professional for lawn repair services. A professional lawn care specialist will have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and fix a problem with your yard in a fraction of the time it would take you on your own. Don’t waste valuable time, money, and possibly your yard trying to solve a lawn care problem – trust the professionals. For lawn care needs any time of the year, contact Lawn Plus at (937) 839-5296. Our seasoned crew of Dayton lawn care professionals will be more than happy to turn your lackluster lawn into the verdant paradise you’ve been dreaming of.