Catawba Springs, North Carolina

How to Prevent Weeds in Spring With Winter Lawn Maintenance February 1, 2020

Catawba Springs, Lincoln
How to Prevent Weeds in Spring With Winter Lawn Maintenance, Catawba Springs, North Carolina

Performing lawn maintenance is probably at the bottom of your to-do list in February and March. If you want to ensure a lush green lawn come April or May, though, it’s essential to act now. Here are a few crucial steps to take this winter to keep weeds at bay all spring and summer.

A Guide to Winter Lawn Maintenance

Apply Pre-Emergent 

Pre-emergent is a combination of fertilizer and herbicide.  It provides grass with essential nutrients while simultaneously inhibiting weeds from growing. It does this by creating a chemical barrier that makes it difficult for weeds to sprout up alongside the grass. At R&T Lawn Services we typically apply pre-emergent in February due to our climate in North Carolina.  This ensures there will be a  barrier in place once the weather warms enough for weeds to start germinating and growing. 

Aerate the Lawn 

lawn maintenanceAerating your lawn allows air to circulate between the soil and the atmosphere. This prevents compaction by loosening the ground and makes essential nutrients more accessible to your grass. Finally, aeration facilitates drainage, so pooling won't be an issue once April’s showers start. 

If there are any bald patches on your lawn, R & T Lawn Services can apply seeding and fertilizer during the aeration treatment. If you do seed, avoid applying pre-emergent beforehand because the herbicide will inhibit the growth of new grass. 

To schedule lawn maintenance this winter so you can enjoy your property come spring, turn to R & T Lawn Services, Inc. Located in Denver, NC, this lawn care company is proud to use environmentally-friendly formulas to help you cultivate beautiful grass. Serving homeowners throughout Mecklenburg, Lincoln, and Catawba counties, they offer everything from lawn aeration to grub control. Explore all the services they provide on their website. To discuss your lawn maintenance needs with a knowledgeable member of their team, call (704) 589-0713.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from R & T Lawn Services, Inc
How to Protect Your Lawn From Brown Patch Fungus & Grubs, Catawba Springs, North Carolina
As May arrives, North Carolina property owners will be faced with unique environmental issues. Specifically, they’ll need to take precautions to deal with “Brown Patch” fungus a...read more
What Lawn Maintenance Should You Do in Spring?, Catawba Springs, North Carolina
Winter is finally coming to an end, and spring is starting to bloom. As your yard’s vegetation begins to come to life, there are a few steps you can take to help maximize new growth....read more
What R & T Lawn Services, Inc Has Planned for Your Lawn in March, Catawba Springs, North Carolina
With the growing season in North Carolina just around the corner, the experts at R & T Lawn Services, Inc have lawn maintenance services planned to get y...read more
Why Add Lime to My Lawn in the Winter?, Catawba Springs, North Carolina
Beautiful spring lawns are made in the fall & winter, so now is the time to think about what lawn services will prepare your grass and soil for the 2020 growing season. Sinc...read more