Since fall is close, it is vital to remember that the end of fall will bring about challenges for your lawn. These challenges will include different diseases that come with the winter weather. If you do not prepare your lawn in the fall season, it will be worse for wear in the winter. Below are simple tips that you can use to ensure that your grass stays resilient in the freezing cold atmosphere.
This is one of the most effective things you can do to prepare your lawn for the winter. Fortunately, it is also one of the simple methods. Utilizing an integrated pest management strategy for your lawn prevents any irregularities that happen inside your grass.
Irregularities include stress that leads to drought, and also fungal growth that can lead to the grass dormancy. Building an integrated pest management system alongside your lawn care routine involves detaching and raking your lawn before the temperature drops to extreme levels.
A pre emergent herbicide penetrates into the soil under couple inches, and creates a protective barrier. Nonetheless, it is important to note that these herbicides prevents weed germination, you cannot use them for perennial weed control.
The best ways to apply these herbicides is to be careful with the timing. To get the best application timing, you have to consider the climate, along with the soil and grass type you have. The window for application falls between the month of September and November.
This time marks the start of fall and soil temperatures range between 50 and 70 degrees. When finding the best Pre-emergent herbicides, you have to look for some good active ingredients that are easy to use.
These ingredients include Prodiamine, and Dithiopyr. For smaller lawn applications, it is best that you resort to a smaller size pre-emergent herbicide that is broad spectrum and works on many different grass types and prevents different types of weeds from sprouting.
Your lawn preparation for the winter will depend on various factors including lawn size, grass type, soil type and more. It will also have you relying on different lawn care products. Overall, make sure that you apply all efforts in the fall so that your winter goes well. Any questions you have about your lawn and yard care during the fall and winter, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have, and the best solution for you.