Winter in Austin is a great time to prepare your turf for a healthy upcoming year. It’s key to remove debris such as leaves, pine needles and branches regularly. If they are left undisturbed, they can contribute to rot and mold as well as other lawn diseases. It is also important to weed your lawn regularly by hand or by applying herbicides so that your turf is able to grow. Finally, winter is the right time to aerate and de-thatch your turf. Aerating and de-thatching enables your lawn to get access to the air, water and nutrients that are imperative for healthy growth.