You may have noticed that Georgia's fall was warmer than other autumns in the past, and this wasn't necessarily a surprise. Some months in the first half of 2022 were full of record-breaking heat for the metro-Atlanta area, and this should continue well into the early winter weeks.
You're probably wondering, "how will this affect my lawn?" Well, many agriculturalists in Georgia are expecting a warmer and wetter winter than we might be used to, which will impact vegetation all over the state. Here's a couple tips to know going into this period of uncertainty to keep your lawn healthy, even in a dormancy period.
Besides controlling the water you are adding to your lawn yourself, controlling the moisture it holds is important to preventing lawn disease as well. A lawn covered in leaves will trap in moisture, making your soil and grass an ideal spot for pests and fungi. Check out another one of our blogs to learn more about the impacts of thoughtful leaf removal.
The general rule of thumb for lawn mowing and other tasks, such as edging, is to cut the grass until it stops growing. Typically, most grasses will slow down and stop growing once the daily temperature holds around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Here in Georgia, the average daily temperature could hit this point in mid to late November.
This will be a great time to perform any cleaning or maintenance on your lawn equipment if you didn't get a chance to do so during the mowing seasons. Replacing and cleaning your mower's blades is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do, as a clogged or dull blade will rip out grass instead of cutting through it, damaging your soil.
AgroPro offers turf painting services, using only natural, organic colorants, and can help you to improve the overall health of your lawn during its dormant state this winter. To get more tips on year-round lawn care, pest control, and so much more, head to our website today to subscribe to our newsletter.