We are finally getting hints that long awaited, cooler weather is on its way to the Southeast. This means it’s time to prepare your lawn for the months ahead, when the chance of rainfall decreases and temperatures drop.
So where do you start when it comes to winterizing your yard? We know that every lawn is different. That is why we perform a full landscape inspection. While proper fertilization, disease control and a strong root system are essential to maintaining a healthy landscape during this time of year, there are several other actions that you can take to help your lawn and landscape remain beautiful year round.
Below are some tips from our GreenUP specialists on how you can help your lawn and shrubs thrive during the cooler months of the year.
• Adjust your watering frequency. Generally speaking, ¾” to 1” of water once every 7 to 10 days is adequate.
• Keep your lawn mowed high. This will promote a deeper root system which will provide your lawn with a greater stress tolerance. In addition, higher mowing heights can create a warmer micro-environment due to the extra canopy cover provided by the longer leaf tissue.
• Look out for brown patch. Cooler temperatures and rain are ideal conditions for Brown Patch to pop up in your landscape and cause damage. Brown Patch is a fungus in the soil that lays dormant until the conditions are just right for it to flourish, with shaded areas that retain water being especially prone to the disease.
If you have Massey’s GreenUP Landscape Services:
It is important for you to know that your lawn specialist has already begun preparing your lawn for the cooler months. Your lawn has been treated for pre-emergent weeds and in the next few months your lawn will receive a winterizing fertilizer to help reduce any damage caused by cooler weather.
Even though this is designed to strengthen your landscape against cold temperatures and reduce injury, any extended freezing temperatures may cause irreversible damage that may require some renovation in the Spring. If you have questions about your landscape, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at 1-866-316-8020.
If you don’t have Massey’s GreenUP Landscape Services:
Let us help prepare your lawn for the cooler temperatures. We offer a FREE LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS where we will create a winterized plan specific to your lawn and landscape.
Don’t let your lawn fall victim to the damage caused by cooler temperatures, contact us today at 1-866-316-8020 to schedule your FREE LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS .