Should You Winterize Your Lawn?

By August, lawn winterizing products are fairly easy to find in the lawn and garden section of many retail stores. This situation may lead one to think that winterizing is a necessary fall chore. In reality, there are some misconceptions associated with this practice. With both warm-season and cool-season grasses growing in South Carolina, one procedure definitely does not fit all. To learn more about what is necessary and what is not necessary for getting a lawn ready for the winter, see HGIC1221, Winterizing Lawns.

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