During the winter time in Georgia, the cooler, but still relatively temperate weather can be a breeding ground for pesky winter weeds that can be a pain for lawn care in the spring, if allowed to germinate and grow. These weeds typically germinate when the weather first starts to cool down, like the end of fall, and if left untreated, will establish roots, spread, and grow throughout the season. This can be extremely problematic for healthy grass growth, especially if you’re not receiving regular winter lawn care treatments.
These weeds can come in on both a perennial and annual basis, so it’s important to keep your eye out for any type of weed growth in your grass. Winter lawn care can differ slightly than the rest of the year, due to these weeds that sprout up while your lawn is preparing for the winter or going dormant, and can take hold of the area and come up strong in the spring. Weeds can remain active during more severe temperatures than regular grasses can, so it’s vital that you take care of your lawn during the winter season so these pests don’t take hold when the grass is in a vulnerable state.
Perennial weeds especially can be problematic for a lawn, as they establish roots and produce a large amount of seeds, in order to spring up each year. Common weeds like dandelion, chickweed, poa annua, and white clover can survive harsher conditions than your grass can, and it’s important to remove them from the lawn as soon as you notice the growth. An experienced lawn care professional can recommend a regular treatment schedule that can help your grass to remain healthy throughout the winter, without the competition of incoming weed growth.
We prefer to take more of an offensive position when it comes to winter lawn care, by providing all of our clients lawns with customized lawn care plans that take into account the changing weather, and the changing needs of a landscape throughout the year. When it comes to landscaping in Athens GA, our business knows that the best way to prevent weed growth and to keep your landscaping in tip top shape, is to prevent it before it happens. Continuing to take care of lawns throughout the winter is the best thing you can do for healthy grass in the spring, and to ensure that all of the landscaping has the chance to grow and thrive without weeds taking the nutrients your plants need.
Give us a call today if you’re wanting to take care of your lawn through the winter, protect your landscaping, and prepare your outdoor space for a beautiful spring.