The time for weed control and winterizing your Lubbock lawn is fast approaching.
October is the month to take final action on killing off weeds that you’d rather not have to deal with next summer. Given the work you put into your lawn every year, wouldn’t it be nice to get a head start on those weeds for next summer? On top of saving you time and frustration, treating weeds in the fall is actually one of the best things you can do for the health of your lawn.
Fall Treatments Knock Out Annual Weeds
Annual weeds are the type that die each year, but always seem to pop up again next spring, like crabgrass. Winter annuals germinate in late summer through early fall, and grow through the fall. When Lubbock has a mild winter, these weeds can even continue to grow during warm spells in the winter and into early springtime.
When you treat your lawn in the fall, you’ll take care of these and other fall germinating weeds and eliminate them before they have a chance to establish themselves. And without extra weeds in your yard, your care and nutrients go straight to your grass. That means a full, green lawn next year that’s healthier from the start.
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Put a Stop to Perennial Weeds Now
Fall is also the best time to treat perennial weeds such as dandelions, because that’s when the plants begin to prepare for winter by shifting foodstuffs from leaves to roots. Perennial weeds don’t naturally die off for at least two years, and the longer they have to grow, the tougher they are to get rid of. Treating with a herbicide during the fall allows the chemicals to be absorbed along with nutrients being stored for the colder months, killing the weeds at the root level.
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Getting your lawn ready for winter with final fertilizing and weed treatment will help ensure a thick, green, healthy lawn next summer and will eliminate the need to fight weeds all season long!