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How to Keep Grass Green in the Winter

By Tara Dooley
Keep your grass green through the winter.
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Winter time is usually when grass slows in its growing process and goes dormant until the next spring. You can sow some grasses, however, that stay green in the winter months and continue to grow. These grasses, along with certain nutrients and other methods, help to keep your lawn green throughout the winter months.

Mow the yard less often. The grass will not grow as quickly in the fall and winter, and mowing too often might add stress. Keep it slightly shorter than you did during the summer months. In the winter, the soil won't dry out as quickly on the surface, which could result in mold. Keeping it shorter will expose more of it to light and keep mold at bay.

Overseed the lawn with a grass such as rye that stays green in cooler weather. This will keep the yard looking green through the cooler months.

Apply a fall and winter fertilizer to keep your lawn healthy and green. Adding nutrients back into the soil helps your lawn retain its green color.

Add a sprinkling of nitrogen to the lawn if you are not adding a fertilizer. Nitrogen increases the green color of plants.


About the Author


Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.