Should I Be Thinking About Weeds During The Colder Months?

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Should I Be Thinking About Weeds During The Colder Months? | The Experienced GardenerWhen it comes to lawn care, many tired homeowners breathe a sigh of relief when the cold weather decreases the need for frequent lawn maintenance. Many types of plants go into dormancy during the colder months and that includes weeds. This means you get a break from mowing as often and a break from constantly fighting weeds. But, you should not completely forget about those pesky weeds just because they are not constantly popping up in your lawn. This is because there are some steps you can take to minimize the amount of weeds that show up in your spring lawn. You can remove visible weeds-dead or alive-that are left in your yard, invest in professional vegetation control, and start working on developing a healthy spring lawn.

Remove visible weeds

The weeds in your yard can still be a threat even if they appear to be dead or dormant. This is because they can continue to spread seeds that can stay in your yard and sprout in the spring. Removing the plants completely-roots and all-can help minimize the amount of weeds that come up in the spring.

Invest in professional vegetation control

Another way to minimize your future weed issues during the colder months is to invest in professional vegetation control. Professional vegetation control takes the process of removing old weeds from your lawn to a new level. If you have a substantial weed problem then you may not be able to handle the removal on your own. In addition, there are some types of weeds that need to be handled in a certain way in order to prevent spreading them more during the removal process. Bringing in professional help for vegetation control is a great way to significantly reduce the possibility of weed issues in your spring lawn.

Work on developing a healthy lawn

A healthy lawn can push out many types of weeds. Weak and spotty lawns leave plenty of room for weeds to grow rampant. But, full and lush yards do not leave much room for weeds to pop up. You can start working on developing a healthy lawn during the colder months. The best way to start developing a healthy spring lawn through the winter is to work with a lawn professional. They can help you with timing and execution of important tasks such as aeration and seed planting. Getting the timing right on tasks like these can make all the difference in developing a lawn that can fight against weeds.

You do not have to spend all of your time this winter worrying about weeds in your spring lawn. But, spending a little time working on your lawn during the colder months can save you a lot of time and frustration in the spring.

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