The need for lawn fertilizer and weed control doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop. Here in Atlanta, our lawns require year-round attention in order to keep them healthy and green. The things you do in the winter for your grass will help your turf grow in the spring. Applying fertilizer and weed control now will help the grass grow more vigorously when the time comes.
Here are four tips you should know about lawn fertilizer and weed control while it’s still winter:
1. Choke Your Weeds All Winter Long.
Applying a broadleaf weed control product in the winter will help your cool season grass stay healthy and weed-free coming into the spring season. The more weeds you can choke out, the more water, sunlight, and nutrients will be available to your sprouting fescue grass plants.
2. Prevent Weeds from Germinating.
For warm season grass, pre-emergent weed control should be applied in the winter. This will prevent weed seeds from germinating in the spring, which directs all growing resources right to your grass. When those grass plants are chock-full of vital nutrients in the springtime, you will see a real difference in their growth, color, and thickness.
3. Get the Proportions Right.
Winter fertilizing is all about balance. Applying the right ratios of phosphorus, nitrogen, and potash at strategic times will ensure your grass shoots have extra nutrients stored up. Then, when spring comes and it’s time for those plants to start growing, they will have the energy they need to grow vigorous, healthy, and green.
4. Use the Right Equipment.
Lawn fertilizer and weed control products should always be applied to the grass using a spreader. It’s the best way to make sure that the fertilizer is evenly spread out over the entire lawn. It also helps avoid causing damage by accidentally dropping too much product in one spot.
While winter delivers a bit of a break in your lawn care routine, it is still important to pay careful attention to the needs of your grass. Mowing, trimming, and aeration have come to a stop and watering is kept light during this time of year. But Atlanta’s mild winter weather provides a great opportunity to make sure your grass plants have a stockpile of nutrients that will jump-start their growth in the spring.
If you want a gorgeous lawn but don’t have the time or interest to put in the work required to have it, Kemko Lawn & Shrub is here to help. For over 30 years, we have helped Atlanta-area homeowners achieve the lushest, greenest lawns in their neighborhoods. Our lawn care experts know the best times for fertilization, trimming, aeration, watering schedules, and everything else it takes to grow magnificent turf.
Call Kemko at 770-466-6113 to schedule your lawn fertilizer and weed control application.