If you're a Georgia native, you know how unpredictable the weather can be – and there's no better example of this than our latest spring temperature trends. You may head out to your vehicle in the morning to go to work feeling a cool, crispness to the air, only to head out in the afternoon to scorching summer-like heat. Not only will most Georgians pick up on this phenomenon, but your lawn will too.
If you remember those brutal near-zero-degree days right around Christmas and New Year's at the tail end of 2022, then you are aware of the ringer that our lawns and plants have been through since then. With harsh frost periods in their dormant seasons, to inconsistent spring temperatures, your lawns will be affected in a few different ways.
While you may have been nervous your lawn's color wasn't coming back just as vibrant as it did in years' past, there is nothing to worry about. In no time your soil will begin to hold a warmer average temperature and fully bring your lawn out of its dormant period, it just might take a few weeks longer!
When the soil temperatures are inconsistent, one other component of your lawn can fall victim – your roots. With temperature inconsistencies, the weaker roots will become more susceptible to damage from erosion or pests.
When your root structure becomes weaker, the window of opportunity for weeds to sneak in only becomes wider. Try to focus on helping out your lawn's root system by plucking any visible weeds you see until the soil can hold an average temperature above 55 or 60 degrees.
If you are interested in learning more about proper lawn care and root maintenance, contact AgroPro today to learn how we can help!