Insights, Tips, and Tales

Lush Lawn Winter Care Tips

_ëîé_1

Lush Lawn Winter Care Tips

Chances are you’ve put a great deal of work into your lawn this year and it looks a-MAZ-ing! You’ve fought the droughts of last year and the floods we had this year, but luckily winter is coming and now you can finally rest. Right? Oh, No…if only that were the case! The truth is, your lawn will soon be under attack and it is up to you to take action now to stop it!

Every winter, many lawns lose their luster because of damaging invasive winter weeds. Common winter weeds include Poa Annua, also known as Annual Blue Grass, which is a grassy weed that often grows in Bermuda and Zoysia lawns. Other common winter weeds include chickweed, bittercress, henbit, and wild onion.

You may be wondering, “What can I do to stop them?” Our experts here at Waynes recommend the following:

Lush Lawn Winter Care Tips

  • Apply a pre-emergent weed control: Keep in mind that it is important to water it in! The liquid pre-emergent we use at Waynes is the most effective way to establish a protective barrier on your lawn to prevent these weeds.
  • Raise mower blades: Fall is the time to raise the mowing height of your Bermuda and Zoysia lawns. Allowing your lawn to go dormant at a higher height over the winter will protect roots and crowns from freezes, frosts and wind chill. Scalping the grass or keeping it at a low height will expose the roots to more cold, increasing the risk of winter damage.
  • Rake leaves weekly: One of the biggest fall lawn care chores is leaf removal. Leaves should not be left sitting on top of your grass. Not only do the leaves block sunlight, but the area under fallen leaves also stays damp and is a breeding ground for fungus that can damage turf. We recommend you remove the leaves weekly once they begin to fall which will also allow us to apply your fall and winter application on a timely basis.
  • Soil aeration: The targeted time for cool-season grass is in early Spring or Fall. The target time for warm-season grass is in late Spring.
  • Thicken your lawn: Determine a steady lawn watering and fertilizing schedule. Overseed if necessary to provide a supply of fresh grass and to fill bare patches. The best time for overseeding is during the cool and wet fall weather.

 

Don’t have time to do it yourself? Contact a Waynes Professional today and let us help you decide how we can give your lawn the care it needs and deserves!

Latest from Waynes Blog

Nuts about Nutsedge?

With all this rain lately, you might be wondering, “What is that annoying light green weed taking over my lawn?” Say hello to nutsedge, also known as nutgrass. This perennial sedge weed is notorious for its resilience and rapid spread. But don’t worry, Waynes Pest Control has got you covered with some top-notch tips for…

Learn More >

Identifying and Preventing Ants

Have you ever noticed a tiny black ant scurrying across your kitchen counter? Or felt the sharp sting of a small red ant while enjoying the outdoors? These tiny invaders can quickly turn a peaceful summer afternoon into a frustrating ordeal. In our humid environment, ants can multiply at an alarming rate, making it crucial…

Learn More >

Summer Blow Out! Get the BEST Deals with Waynes!

Ah, summer! The season of sun-kissed days, backyard barbecues, and… pesky pests? Not this year! Say goodbye to uninvited critters and hello to the ultimate summer deal with Waynes Pest Control. With offers that make your wallet happy and your home pest-free, there’s no better time to take the plunge into a pest-free paradise. Grab…

Learn More >

Bed Bugs are Party Poopers!

Finding bed bugs in your home can be alarming, but there’s no need to panic and let them crash your party! While these pests are notoriously resilient, there are effective ways to prevent and eliminate them. Our team at Waynes’ Service Professionals has put together this comprehensive guide to help you identify, manage, and eradicate…

Learn More >

Summer Special! Save $50 on Pest Control 🌞

Summer is here, and with it comes the buzz of activity both outside and inside your home. At Waynes Pest Control, we understand how important it is to keep your living space free from pests, so you can enjoy the sunny days worry-free! 🌞 For a limited time, we’re offering a fantastic summer special: $50…

Learn More >

What’s the Buzz about Termite Swarms?

Termite swarms can be a scary sight if you spot one near your home. But what exactly are they? In this blog post, we’ll go over what termite swarms are, why they happen, and what to do if you see one. What are Termite Swarms? Termite swarms are a part of the reproductive cycle of…

Learn More >

Waynes Pest Control Acquires Bugs B Gone (Miss.)

Waynes Pest Control recently completed a merger with Bugs B Gone to expand our footprint in the Mississippi area. Through the existing Bugs B Gone Team and others who will commit to serve as we grow, Waynes will continue to provide the same local support and quality service you have come to expect from Bugs…

Learn More >

4 Tips to Tick-proof Your Home

Ticks are more than just annoying pests. They can carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, posing health risks to you and your pets. What makes ticks tricky is their size; they’re small and hard to spot. They can stay on you or your pet for days without being noticed, even if…

Learn More >

One Tree Planted: Our Lawn Care Partnership

As Arbor Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the beauty and importance of trees in our world. Trees are not just providers of oxygen, clean air, and shade; they’re also crucial in combating climate change. At Waynes Pest Control, we value the role of trees in our ecosystem and are proud to announce our partnership…

Learn More >

Scroll to Top