Having a weed-free lawn is essential to the overall health and aesthetic of your lawn. While these pesky plants can be a nuisance throughout most of the year, you might not think you'll have to deal with sprouting weeds during the winter. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. While weed germination does slow down during the wintertime, there are still a few that will sprout up in the Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN areas during this time such as buttercup, chickweed, and henbit. It's important to prevent these weeds from sprouting as they will steal nutrients and sunlight from your grass and plants.
Luckily, there are some steps you can take to prevent these weeds from growing in your lawn and garden. Read on to learn how adding mulch or rocks to your landscape beds, overseeding your lawn, and signing up for a weed control program can eliminate weeds from growing on your property during the winter.
Add mulch or rocks to your landscape beds to disrupt the growth and spread of weeds.
Having weeds spread throughout your garden is not only an eyesore, but it can also cause damage to your plants. One way to prevent weeds in this area is to cover your landscape beds with mulch or rocks. This will help to prevent weeds in two different ways:
- A thick ground covering such as mulch or rock will block sunlight from reaching the weed seeds that are already embedded in your soil. This prevents these seeds from germinating and sprouting.
- A ground covering will also block new weed seeds from finding their way to your soil. Mulch and rocks will act as a barrier to protect your soil and plants.
When adding mulch or rocks to your garden, you'll want to make sure that the layer you put down is 2-3 inches thick. Any less will defeat the purpose of the ground covering and won't offer the needed protection. A layer that is thicker than 3 inches will prevent your plants from getting the air and sunlight they need.
Overseeding your lawn will prevent winter weed growth.
Overseeding is the process of applying new grass seeds to your existing lawn. This is done to grow a thicker lawn and encourage new growth. As the seeds grow, your lawn will become more lushes and healthy, making it more difficult for weeds to invade the area. In addition to this, weeds love to grow in the bare patches on your lawn because that is where they can gain the most access to sunlight. If there are no bare patches, there are no spots for your weeds to thrive.
For best results, you should aerate your lawn before overseeding it.
Keep Weeds at Bay by Signing up for a Weed Control Program
Attempting to prevent weeds from sprouting in the winter is a daunting task that is best left to professionals. That's because they deal with weeds all the time and have a full understanding of the best ways to prevent them. Signing up for a weed control program will ensure that your lawn is not only protected throughout the winter but throughout the rest of the year as well.
Protect your grass and plants from weeds this winter. Call us!
If you're tired of dealing with weeds in your lawn and gardens, it's time to give us a call. We offer a top-of-the-line weed control program that will prevent weeds from growing on your property all year, wintertime included. We also offer mulch and rock installation as well as overseeding to ensure your grass and plants are fully protected from winter weeds.
We proudly serve property owners in Louisville, KY as well as Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Sellersburg, Indiana and nearby areas. Contact us today at (812) 590-8864 to sign up for our services.