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What to Expect this Winter:
With temperatures dropping, you will need to take some steps to protect your lawn. This is the time of year when the grass blades do not grow as quickly as in the spring and summer. Any damage occurred during this time will take a lot longer to fill back in. That is why prevention helps more than reaction.
Prevention of damage to your lawn can be narrowed down to 4 easy to monitor items.
- Weed control
- Watering practices
- Mowing practices
Fertilization: A Strong root system helps your good turf to recover from any damage from frost, fungus, and encroaching weeds. Using a fertilizer that is high in potassium, the last number in fertilizer blends, is ideal in keeping the root systems healthy.
Weed Control: Winter weeds, such as clover and chickweed, can push away good turf if they get a chance to take hold on your lawn. Pre-emergent weed control is key in the fall to prevent your winter lawn from getting many of these winter weeds. Pre-emergent weed control products help prevent weeds from germinating, but even with this good groundwork, your lawn may still get some persistent weeds. Post emergent weed control is used when a weed has a chance to germinate. Long lasting pre- and post- emergent weed control can help lessen the damaging impact of winter weeds.
Watering practices: During the winter season in Florida we still need to provide supplemental water to our lawns. Watering once a week and supplying ¾ inch of water per cycle will be sufficient. However, for true determination of how often you should water, you need to look at your lawn. Overwatering can damage a lawn as much as under watering. The leaf blade will tell you when you need water. When the leaf blade starts to fold up, that is the turf telling you it needs water. If there is to be a frost warning, watering earlier during the late afternoon and before it gets chilly will help prevent severe frost damage.
Mowing practices: Since your lawn is growing slow, you do not need to mow your lawn as often. Never mow your lawn shorter than the recommended length for your grass type. You should not be mowing more than once every two weeks at the most. A good rule of thumb is that you should never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade to achieve your turf variety’s ideal length.
The more you pay attention to your lawn needs in the winter the better chance of a thick beautiful lawn in the early spring.
Look on our Additional Resources page to see descriptions of some key issues you will experience such as frost, north side shade decline, and brown patch fungus.