These crazy temperature changes in January 2018 have caused many lawns and landscapes in Evans and Grovetown, Georgia to be stressed and possibly killed. How do we make your property come back to life when spring arrives?
If you didn’t prepare your lawn in the fall, do not worry! With helpful information from Peach Lawn Solutions it’s not too late to bring your lawn into order and make the coming growing season easier for you.
Fertilization & Weed Control
Don’t worry about it unless your lawn was overseeded! If you did overseed, consider applying a half pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet in December and February. Until then enjoy the limited work you need to provide to your dormant Bermuda lawn.
Let’s combat those pesky broadleaf winter weeds! A broadleaf herbicide will be able to control the chickweed, henbit, and hop clover around your yard. The chemicals you’re looking for on a label for herbicide are; 2,4-D, dicamba, and mecoprop (MCPP).
Winter Landscape Maintenance
The winter months are typically months of minimal maintenance for your lawn. You do not need to mow every week like you would during the summer. We recommend you mow as low as possible for the lawn to green up faster once it leaves dormancy.
This is the opportune time to prune our Crape Myrtles, Liriope, trees, shrubbery, and dead head flowers. Freshen up your flower beds with pine straw and mulch, and during these nice temperatures.
Winter Debris Clean up
While you may think that the leaves in your lawn will fertilize the soil. You are not entirely wrong! However, buildup of leaves on your grass can create a warm, moist environment for unwanted landscaping issues. Mold spores, lawn fungus, and plant disease thrive in these environments and will choke your lawn leaving brown spots scattered throughout your property. It’s best to mulch these up throughout fall to have them decay faster, but if you waited a total leaf removal off the property might be necessary.