Your lawn is a statement to the world about your home. Maintaining the gardens and plant life within is a great way to show off your gardening skills, increase the curb appeal of your home and make something beautiful. Ultimately, this is the goal of landscaping design in Calgary.

However, the winter months can cause all sorts of problems for your lawn. Below, we look at some of the common issues that winter brings, and afterwards, how to solve them.

Winter Conditions that May Cause Problems


Depending on the annual snowfall in your area, compaction can lead to problems on your lawn. This will be most evident in the spring, when an increase in weeds may indicate compacted soil. 

Salt Damage

During the winter, salt spread on the roads can wreak havoc on your lawn. Excess salt can kill plants and impede the growth of new life. 

Dog Urine

The excessive nitrogen in dog urine can put the nutrient balance in your lawn in disarray. This may lead to brown spots that require reseeding and extra care in the spring.


After Winter Activities

Once winter is over, acting quickly can make a big difference in the quality of your landscaping design in Calgary. Here are some of the best activities to do after the colder months.

Grooming the Grass

Like long hair after a winter spent inside, your grass needs some tender love and care after the winter months. Consider raking up any dead grass and detritus once the snow has melted. Be careful not to step in overly moist patches of mud, however. This can leave a lasting impression on the soft and overly saturated soil early in the season.

Aeration & Seeding

If there was a particularly heavy snowfall and you are worried about compaction, aeration and reseeding are crucial spring activities. They are also a great choice for stubborn bare patches and brown spots on your lawn.


Fertilizing your lawn right after the spring melt can help your grass grow fuller. It can also help your lawn over time, as the nutrients in the fertilizer will be stored in your grass’s root systems.

Another Calgary Lawn Maintenance Solution

If you would prefer to have a beautiful lawn without all the gardening, labour and maintenance, contact us today! We offer property maintenance to transform your lawn into a modern oasis. 

At Making a Difference Landscaping, we understand the importance of creating spaces that resonate with our clients. If you want us to help you achieve your landscaping vision or provide quality maintenance to your hard work’s results, please don’t hesitate to give one of our specialists in Calgary a call to discuss any of your questions.