How falling temperatures impact lawn treatments

How Falling Temperatures Impact Lawn Treatments

To all of you pumpkin lovers, the weather apps and news sources have great news for you. Average temperatures are about to drop into the mid- 80s to 60s over the next seven to ten days. The change in average temperature is a good time to recap how cooler, fall temperatures can impact lawn treatments in your yard.

How Falling Temperatures Impact Lawn Treatments

Dormant Lawn

Temperature is the main trigger for changes in your lawn, trees, and other plants. It signals everything, like telling the trees to start dropping leaves in preparation for winter. Or even the start of a new germination season for winter annual plants. The main change we’ll see over the next few months is your grass going dormant. It’s when the grass goes dormant that we see the winter annual weeds beginning to germinate.

Lawn Treatment for Weed Prevention

Thankfully, most types of weeds that grow during the wintertime are easily controlled and prevented with pre-emergents. Your lawn care company should already be laying down this important barrier to help protect your grass. The chemical application is designed to keep pesky, winter weeds from pushing through the grass while it sleeps.

Grassy weed prevention is reason enough to make sure you continue to have lawn care treatments, even when your grass is not growing. The less competition your grass has to face in the spring will lead to a faster green-up and a thicker, healthier lawn. Moreover, by using a pre-emergent, you will not lose all the progress you made during the growing season, because of a bad offseason.

Like Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”. The same is true with lawn care. Always remember, falling temperatures are just as much a call to action for taking care of your lawn as when they begin to rise in spring.

As always, our Chorbie experts are here to guide you through every step. Give us a call today for more information.