In the wintertime, just like many things, your lawn may go dormant. This is why many believe that there is little to be done as far as lawn care once winter strikes, especially if you live in a colder region where snow and ice cover your lawn. However, these steps for winter weed control will ensure that come Spring, your yard is ready!
- Before you should even think about winter weed control, make sure to treat your lawn before the very first frost in the fall. Aeration is a process that allows water and nutrients to get to the roots of your lawn, preventing the cause of weeds, improper nutrients. This is an essential first step because it provides your lawn with the right care before it is classified as “dormant.” When to aerate depends on the type of grass you have and your geographic area. Aeration generally should occur during your lawn’s best growth period. In Georgia, that is usually spring or summer.
- Another tip for having the best winter lawn is removing all of the leaf piles that were collected during the fall. These piles can become too moist and trap nutrients from going to the right places in your yard. This is basically a cause of suffocation and can cancel out any other work that you do on your lawn and allow weeds to gross in infertile soil.
- Even though your grass may be dormant, winter weeds like crabgrass and broadleaf weeds can continue to grow. These pesky weeds grow slower during winter months then spread quickly as the weather warms up, often utilizing the water and minerals your lawn needs to be at its best. The most effective plan of attack is to apply winter weed control treatments to prevent them from growing.
Even in the winter, weed control and proper lawn care are important to make sure your lawn will be ready come spring. Contact Legacy Lawn Care today to schedule a service!