Winter Lawn Care Tips

December through February

Elite Plus Fescue

  • Winter rains will normally provide the moisture needed for Fescue.  If dry spells of 10 days or more occur during the winter, irrigate Fescue lawns once or twice per week.
  • Decrease mowing from weekly to every 2-3 weeks.
  • Fertilize every 8-10 weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer such as a 21-7-14 or 15-15-15 blend.
  • If your lawn has a history of grassy weeds, apply a pre-emergent for grassy weeds in the late winter.

Hybrid Bermuda and St. Augustine

  • During winter, no mowing, fertilization or irrigation should be required since turf will be in dormancy.
  • If Hybrid Bermuda is overseeded with Rye grass for winter color, continue regular mowing and watering in the winter.
  • If needed, apply a pre-emergent for grassy weeds in the late winter if you have persistent problems with grassy weeds.
  • For small broadleaf weed infestations, remove the weeds by hand.  For larger areas, spray with a post-emergent broadleaf weed killer.

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