Controlling winter weeds can be as challenging as controlling weeds during spring and summer. The following are some tips you can follow until the weather warms up and they become dormant again.
- Identify the weeds you’re dealing with. Common varieties include Large Clover, Corn Speedwell, Hairy Bittergrass, Chickweed, and Carolina Geranium.
- Once you know which weed(s) have invaded your landscape, purchase an herbicide that is specifically targeted towards them.
- Apply herbicide on a warm day when snow is not in the forecast. This will help reduce the possibility of the herbicide simply freezing or being diffused by moisture.
- Once the weed dies, wait for the ground to soften up then pull it out by the roots to permanently remove the weed from the landscape.
- Apply Preemergence herbicides. This will help control any reemergence of winter weeds and it will proactively protect your landscape from the emergence of weeds when springtime arrives. Thus, you’ll ensure the only thing blooming in your landscape will be the trees and flowers.
Don’t feel like controlling winter weeds all by yourself? Contact Hermes Landscaping and our landscaping crews will be happy to take care of the chore for you throughout the rest of the season.