That’s what we are…winterizer-ers. We officially winterized our yard with help from True Value.
And we lived to tell the tale.
You may remember our DIY to-do list not including any exterior projects. Well, we added it because we realized that we could save big bucks by doing it ourselves (vs. paying a lawn company to come winterize it for us). All we had to do was invest in one spreader:
and then every year we would get some winterizer for the cold months and some fertilizer for the spring. We will also have to reseed at that time (which will also use the spreader). But in the grand scheme of things we would save a couple hundred a year by not paying a big lawn care company to take care of the grass.
The process couldn’t have been simpler. First we mowed the lawn one last time before winter. (yes, when I say “we” I mean I did my part by breastfeeding the baby while Jeremy did the lawn…now tell me which is easier…I dare ya). Then WE read the directions on the Scotts brand Winterguard. They told us everything we needed to know.
First we adjusted the spreader to the 3.5 point setting. This little dial determines how much stuff gets spewed out. I called it the spew-meter. Yes, sometimes I like to make non-disgusting things sound gross. you know…for fun.
Then we poured some winterizer granules into the bucket.
The first thing we decided to do was the edges…so we flipped the edgeguard on.
Then Jeremy just walked around the edge of the sod as the spreader did it’s thang.
See the edge guard? It really works.
After he went around the entire yard, he flipped off the guard and pretended like he was mowing – back and forth till the entire lawn was treated.
Now that our yard is treated, I can barely wait for spring. Winterizing is supposed to help minimize spring weeds, help our bermuda sod fill in since we had some dead patches that Jeremy resodded, and assist in creating a healthy lawn come spring.
So have you done any lawn winter prep? Maybe you are in an area that is already getting snow? Anyone else tackled winterizer? Or maybe you use your spreader for a different purpose…like reseeding? Spew it 🙂
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