Protecting Your Garden from Cold Weather

Cold weather can be a silent enemy to your garden, often causing unseen damage to plants, trees, and shrubs. Many gardeners overlook this issue, only to find signs of harm in the spring. Wilting leaves and a sparse canopy might surprise you in an otherwise lush season, and you may notice defoliation weeks after a brief cold spell. The root cause? Water management within the plant.


What Happens to Your Lawn in Winter?

In Virginia, grasses go dormant and have a tan appearance in the winter. Shorter days and colder temperatures typically slow down grass growth and turn the lawn a tan/brown color. This will occur with all grass types, including Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass.

Is lawn dormancy normal?

Lawn dormancy is normal, and we should expect our lawns to be off-color in the winter. By properly preparing our lawns now, we can expect outstanding color and growth in the spring.  


Fall Weeds in the Lawn

Are You seeing fall weeds in your lawn?

As we transition into fall, the focus is on planting and growing grass. Summers can be tough on our cool season lawns and now is the time to repair any injuries from the summer and plant Tall Fescue to thicken up our lawns. This is done through the process of aeration and seeding and is the most important step to keep your lawn dense, healthy and weed-free!