February 13, 2023
A winter filled with constant freezing and thawing throughout the season can have a negative impact on a lawn. The continuous cold temperature typically experienced during winter is, by nature, designed to decrease the fungal and insect population while the climate prepares for a new generation of life in the spring. Interruptions in this historical cycle can leave the lawn vulnerable. It can become infected with fungal spores, disease, or damaged by insects. In a mild winter, grub activity can occur sooner than usual and at a faster rate causing permanent damage to a lawn’s roots. When grubs evolve into beetles, they feed on ornamental plants damaging foliage and affecting the overall vigor of the plants—even killing them. A mild winter can also lead to an increase in tick and mosquito activity.
At LawnCare by Walter, we can monitor your lawn and detect inconsistencies that may become a problem later on. Oftentimes, the solution may be a simple shift in habitual practices which can alleviate long-term damage. Typically, we apply our preventive grub control service in late June or early July and encourage homeowners to sign up sooner rather than later. Our preventive mosquito program can help reduce and control the population of these annoying and potentially dangerous insects so that you can enjoy the outdoors.
Caring for your lawn and landscape is crucial during the fall months to ensure vibrancy in the spring.
Battling drought can be a challenge, but it’s never impossible. There are three key components to keeping a healthy lawn starting with setting your lawn mower to the proper length.
Mulching has many benefits, but it must be applied correctly. We recommend maintaining a two- to four-inch layer of mulch in all areas where there are plants.