Snow showers continue this evening creating slick road conditions across southern Colorado. Overnight the N Pikes Peak Region sees a second push of moisture and locally heavy snowfall will once again be possible. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Warning for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
The whiter the winter, the greener the spring. According to lawn care experts, all that extra snow sitting on your lawn is actually great for grass.
Recent below zero temperatures are also healthy for your grass.
Experts say the mixture of cold and snow are the perfect ingredients for healthy grass during the winter time.
It almost guarantees a fuller and greener lawn.
Experts say, all that snow piled onto your lawn keeps the grass moist and well watered.
Pueblo homeowner, Ernest Gallegos says, "I put all my snow, even from the sidewalks onto the lawn."
Lawn specialist, Michael Day, of Chem Way Lawn Care in Pueblo says, "This has been a perfect year for lawns."
Over the past few winters, many homeowners have experienced, winter kill, because temperatures have not been cold enough.
Day says, "So you have a root system that's still asking for water."
Which is why, Day says, it's especially important to water your lawn during mild winters.
But this year has been the exception.
"The root systems have gone dormant for a change which is something we haven't seen for years and that's healthy for a lawn to go to sleep and go dormant", says Day.
So, come this spring and summer, your lawn is sure to look well rested and even vibrant.
But experts say, that doesn't mean you're off the hook.
Gallegos says, "Takes a lot of work, takes a lot of attention."
Homeowner Ron Long says, "Keep watering and fertilizing."
For those who have new sod, experts say, the best way to get those roots growing is by watering frequently, but with a little bit of water at a time.