Pre-Winter Lawn Care Tips

You may have noticed that Georgia's fall was warmer than other autumns in the past, and this wasn't necessarily a surprise. Some months in the first half of 2022 were full of record-breaking heat for the metro-Atlanta area, and this should continue well into the early winter weeks. 

You're probably wondering, "how will this affect my lawn?" Well, many agriculturalists in Georgia are expecting a warmer and wetter winter than we might be used to, which will impact vegetation all over the state. Here's a couple tips to know going into this period of uncertainty to keep your lawn healthy, even in a dormancy period. 

Dealing with Moisture

For your lawn, moisture is never a bad thing, within limits. Of course, during the high heat months of the spring and summertime you'll want to water your lawn more, but in the fall and winter you will need to taper off your watering levels. Check out our guide on seasonal watering tips for year-round advice!

Besides controlling the water you are adding to your lawn yourself, controlling the moisture it holds is important to preventing lawn disease as well. A lawn covered in leaves will trap in moisture, making your soil and grass an ideal spot for pests and fungi. Check out another one of our blogs to learn more about the impacts of thoughtful leaf removal

Lawn Care Equipment

The general rule of thumb for lawn mowing and other tasks, such as edging, is to cut the grass until it stops growing. Typically, most grasses will slow down and stop growing once the daily temperature holds around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Here in Georgia, the average daily temperature could hit this point in mid to late November.

This will be a great time to perform any cleaning or maintenance on your lawn equipment if you didn't get a chance to do so during the mowing seasons. Replacing and cleaning your mower's blades is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do, as a clogged or dull blade will rip out grass instead of cutting through it, damaging your soil. 

Turf Painting

In Georgia, your warm season grasses, such as a Bermuda and Zoysia, will enter their dormancy period around this time of year. Now, this process is not something you can prevent, but what you can do to better care for your lawn is have your turf painted.

One of the many misconceptions of turf paint is that it is unnatural or harmful to your grass, in fact, it is the opposite. Turf paint is made of natural organic colorant, and not only makes your lawn more visually appealing, but can also play a small role in keeping your lawn healthy throughout the winter. Turf painting is better for the health of your lawn opposed to over seeding with a winter ryegrass.

How AgroPro Can Help

AgroPro offers turf painting services, using only natural, organic colorants, and can help you to improve the overall health of your lawn during its dormant state this winter. To get more tips on year-round lawn care, pest control, and so much more, head to our website today to subscribe to our newsletter.

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