Many people often think that winter time means they don’t have to worry about their lawns for a few months, and are surprised to learn that winter lawn care in the South is even a thing! Read below for some tips on winter lawn care in Alabama from the lawn care experts at Mighty Green Lawn Care.
In the South, we’ve got it pretty easy when it comes to winters. Sure, we’ve had some pretty incredible snow storms and crazy winter weather events over the years, but for the most part, our winters are typically very mild. Even though we may not deal with a lot of snow or extremely low temperatures, winter is still a rough time of the year for southern lawns.
Over the last several decades, Holiday decorating ideas and supplies have exploded in the American market. Just about every store, from the big chain stores to smaller “mom and pop” shops, carry decorations for your home, your lawn, yourself, and even for your family pets.
Preparing and decorating for the holidays can be fun and festive; however, you should take caution in choosing the right types of decorations to use, especially if you want to protect your home and your yard. Below, you will find 3 tips for protecting your lawn from any damage that can be acquired from certain types of holiday lawn decorations.
1. Avoid holiday decorations that are heavy and bulky. If you leave decorations such as large nativity scenes or large figurines along the surface of your grass, the smothered grass can become damaged over time. This damage can last well into the Spring and can leave your lawn looking splotchy and unkept.
Once cool weather arrives, one of the last things that you are probably thinking about is weed control in your beautiful yard. This is probably especially true in the low-lying state of Alabama. Typically, weeds tend to thrive only in warm-weather seasons. However, you may not be aware of the fact that there are particular types of weeds that actually thrive during the cooler days of a southern wintertime. These are the weeds that you need to keep an eye on as the days turn cooler, and treat the winter weeds as they appear.
With average winter temperatures in Birmingham, Alabama only reaching about 44 degrees, it seems that this kind of weather only allows certain weeds to slow down in their growth, and not actually stop growing. Two prime examples of weeds found in the southern United States that often don’t really stop growing are crabgrass and chickweed. Once Spring comes around and it is time for the seeds to germinate, if there has been no measure taken to stop the growth of these weeds, they will simply begin to thrive again, along with everything else that blossoms in the warmer weather.