South Bend's climate is largely affected by Lake Michigan, which is only 20 miles away from the city. While this causes moderating temperatures year round, it also brings lake effect snow in the winter which stretches from October through April. With lawns under snow for much of the year, it's important to customize a lawn care plan with TruGreen that helps protect against harsh weather and freezing temperatures. Call now and learn about TruGreen's winter protection options that can help prevent root damage and even insects in their overwintering stages. Welcome spring in South Bend with a healthy, fertile lawn.