Winter is here — when this season rolls around, most property owners tend to think that it’s finally time to take a break from lawn care because it’s just pointless to fight nature. But winter actually demands special lawn care tasks, regardless of your location; some things still need to be done.
Weed control, for one, is a year-long responsibility, especially if you’re from an area that doesn’t get much snow or frost in the winter (like the southern parts of the country). There are weeds that thrive through the changing seasons; therefore, you simply cannot forgo weed control. Also, if you want to reduce your lawn care issues for spring and summer, preventive solutions must be carried out in the winter (ideally, during the latter part of the season).
Now, when it comes to killing weeds in winter, you need to have a strategic approach, especially if you’re not keen on weed pulling because it’s so chilly out. Here are some tips to help you kill off the invaders this season. Implement them this season and come spring, you’ll surely have fewer lawn issues to deal with.
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