Here in the great state of Georgia, we’re top notch at a variety of worthwhile endeavors: growing beautiful lawns and gardens, tailgating SEC football, and going out of our way to help neighbors and stranded motorists. One thing we’re not equipped to handle is winter weather. Everyone north of Macon has a difficult-but-heartwarming story about traveling in this week’s sudden snowstorm. And now that our friends, neighbors, and co-workers are safe, warm, and back to business, our attention is shifting to the ice and snow lingering on our lawns. It’s time for some good news: there are three positive byproducts of snowy landscapes. And we’re not just talking about Georgians hiking the interstate to hand out free food and supplies.
3 Benefits of Snow on Your Lawn
- Insulation. Georgia’s fluctuating January temperatures damage more than our spirits. The constant freezing and thawing of turfgrass, flowers, and trees increases the risk of winter disease in your plants. Snow insulates the landscape, protecting tender turfgrass from both bitter cold and bright sun.
- Moisture. Snow and ice may be cold water, but they’re still water. As our deep freeze starts to thaw, the melting snow and ice hydrate Georgia grass. Your fescue and dormant warm-season grasses need water throughout the winter. Melting snow releases moisture slowly, hydrating the soil, roots, and blades of your Atlanta sod.
- Beauty. Once you’re curled up at home with a cup of cocoa and the heartwarming tale of how Michelle Sollicito saved thousands of Atlanta commuters, the snow and ice transform into a thing of wonder. There’s nothing quite like watching kids frolic in rain boots and hunting jackets, building the biggest snowmen the South has ever seen. Enjoy it, Georgia.
If you have questions about cool-weather turfgrass, installing Atlanta sod in the spring, or cold weather landscape maintenance, call NG Turf.