Winter weeds are not only unsightly but can be damaging to desirable turf as well. They compete for sunlight, moisture and soil nutrients and frequently overrun lawns by starving the healthy grass. If this occurs, lawns can be left with bare or thinning areas once the winter weeds die, often causing lawns to be more susceptible to common annual weeds such as crabgrass or dallisgrass.
Herbicide treatments during the winter months are a solution. However, since the metabolism in plants slows down in cooler conditions, it extends the time it takes for an herbicide to degrade or break down the unwanted plant. Therefore, it may take up to 4 weeks or more before seeing results after a weed treatment.
Perimeter Pest Control in Winter
It is a common misconception to think fall and winter pest control is a waste of time and money. Cold weather sends insects into hiding in the warmest places they can find…like your home, and generally in walls and crawl spaces where they aren’t noticed. But just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
Regular perimeter pesticide treatments throughout the year will help cut down markedly on pests taking up residence in your home for the winter. Creating a barrier around your home will prevent insects from crossing the line to find comfort in your home, instead prompting them to find warmth elsewhere. Therefore, allowing for far fewer in the spring.
Quarterly general pest treatments will produce a barrier that in time will protect your home from unwanted pests throughout the year. Likewise, quarterly ornamental bed and shrub treatments will deter insects from attacking bushes and plants in beds.