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Lawn Care Charlotte- Winter update

Its been a challenging year for lawn care. Starting with poa annua weed going crazy this spring, brown patch fungus the worst its been in years, a bumper crop of nutsedge weeds this summer, and finally a hot dry fall making it difficult to get new grass to grow. Each of these issues are directly related to the weather patterns we go through during the year: a wet spring with lots of downpours, Summers getting hotter and dryer, humidity through the roof, and drought periods continuing through the Fall.

Each year we go through extreme conditions like this one it helps me to refine my Premium Lawn Care Program. Although every year is different, and next year I’m sure will bring a new set of challenges, I feel better prepared to be proactive and deliver the most complete lawn care program available.

By now everyone has received the very important winter fertilizing treatment. This will provide nutrients over the winter as well as stored nutrients for recovery in the springtime.

If you have noticed weeds appearing in your turf or beds, I expect to be able to spray your lawn sometime this month so you will be weed-free going into next year.  

The plan is to begin spraying these weeds as soon as the new grass is established and strong enough to handle the herbicide used to get rid of the weeds. The new grass is considered established after it has been cut at least 3 times. Every cut of the new grass blades will force roots to spread and the top growth to come back thicker and stronger so it is very important to cut the grass several times before spraying. The challenge has been trying to get a dry stretch when we can get the mowers on the lawn without causing damage.


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