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Now that temperatures are dropping, your lawn care demands will also decrease. But that doesn’t mean you are off the hook completely when it comes to caring for your landscape during the winter. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is not giving their dormant winter grass a chance to breathe. When turf gets compacted or smothered during the winter, it can lead to a diseased or even dead lawn when spring arrives.

Ways to Let Your Lawn Breathe

During the winter, there are many things that can suffocate your grass. Therefore, it is important to take care of your winter lawn from multiple angles. Allowing your grass the chance to be dormant but also breathe and stay healthy can include the following tasks before or during the cold temperature months of the year:

Aerate Your Lawn – Often performed in the late fall, aerating your lawn can be the most effective way to ensure your soil is released from compaction and your grass still gets the air, water and nutrients it needs during the winter.

Remove Leaves, Debris and Toys – Nothing can suffocate a winter lawn quicker than leaving a layer of thick leaves or lawn toys/ornaments to remain on your grass through the winter. You’ll also be making your lawn susceptible to lawn diseases underneath the debris.

Winterize Irrigation System – Your winter grass doesn’t need the water that it did in the summer or fall. Take steps to winterize your irrigation so that you don’t drown (or freeze) your grass in cool season months.

Lower Height of Mower Blade – Tall grass can smother itself, cause disease and be more susceptible to freeze damage. Therefore, slightly lower your mowing height if and when you need to mow this winter.

Minimize Traffic – Your grass won’t be as resilient to foot traffic during the winter. To avoid damaging your frosted or frozen grass, try to minimize or avoid heavy traffic across your lawn while it is cold outside.

Ask the Experts About Winter Lawn Care

Have a specific question about what your turf needs this winter? Call Mobile Joe’s Landscaping. We offer year-round lawn care maintenance to landscapes of all types and sizes. After evaluating grass, we can tell you exactly what your lawn needs to reap a lush and healthy turf for spring.

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12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM