We typically think of fall and winter as being the “off-season” for our lawns but maintaining your lawn care schedule at this time is vital to the health and appearance of your lawn throughout the year.
In order to achieve a weed free lawn next spring, it is essential that you maintain your lawn care treatments throughout the year. Timely applications of pre and post emergents start in the fall (mid September) and continue until mid spring (early May). The first application will target fall and winter weed control and prevention followed by applications that target spring and summer weed control and prevention. These applications will also target strong root systems and contribute to the overall health of your lawn with potassium and nitrogen.
A great looking lawn requires timely applications of herbicides and nutrients. When any of these essential steps are missed it can create an opportunity for weed invasion and unhealthy looking turf. There are factors like mowing and watering properly that also play an important role in the overall health and appearance of your lawn.