Fall Q&A to Help With Your Watering and Landscaping Needs
Being a homeowner can get overwhelming at times. The excitement over owning a home can start to waiver when the list of improvements, upgrades, and repairs starts to grow. First time homeowners and new Florida residents seem to have a particularly difficult time with this. We wanted to offer our help and answer some popular questions as well as provide some tips to help prepare the exterior of the home as well as your irrigation needs for the fall weather.
How often should the lawn be mowed in the fall?
During the fall, the lawn growth starts to slow as we approach the dry season. Your lawn should not need to be cut more than once a week. You may notice the lawn needs an extra cut after a particularly rainy day or after a storm.
How often should the lawn and landscaping be watered in the fall?
Water restrictions are still in place, and you will still need to follow your watering schedule; however, unless you have new sod, grass, or landscaping, your property should only need to be watered once a week. The best way to water your property is to remain consistent with your watering schedule and ensure that your equipment is working properly.
When is the best time to plant grass seed?
If you are considering planting grass seed, it would be best to hold off until the spring. We are reaching the dry season in Florida, and new grass may not survive the upcoming winter. Planting in the spring allows fast growing grass to thrive during the rainy seasons of spring and summer.
Fall colors are beautiful, how can it be added to landscaping?
Adding flowers to your garden or placing some flower pots in the front of your home are a great way to add pops of the beautiful colors seen during the fall. Some floral suggestions are pansies, snapdragons, and chrysanthemums.
If you have any questions about your irrigation system or you are interested in installing a new system be sure to contact our Challenger Irrigation office. We service Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help!