Winter is leaving soon, and spring will make its appearance. There is no better time to prepare your Florida lawn for spring conditions. Proper yard maintenance can prevent your lawn from having weeds and thin or bare areas. By taking proactive measures now, you can avoid problems that may linger for years.
Steps to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring
Mulching Leaves — To keep leaves from covering your lawn, leaves should be mulched with a mulching mower. It’s quicker to gather the leaves and cuts down on raking. Leaving too much leaf debris on your lawn may interfere with spring grow up or completely shade out the grass.
Spread Mulch — By adding mulch to your lawn, you help to keep moisture in the soil and add vital organic nutrients. Mulch makes planting areas look neat, and during the summer months, it helps to keep plant roots cool. We recommend placing only 3 inches of mulch around plant beds and trees.
Weed Control — Identify the type of weed before you try to control it. You can cause damage to your grass if you don’t. Control weeds by mowing, hand pulling them, or with the use of herbicides.
Pest Control — You also need to identify the pests that may harm your lawn. Keep your grass healthy with proper irrigation, fertilization, and aeration to prevent pests from damaging the root system of your yard.
Soil Testing — Test your soil to make sure it has the right amount of nutrients to maintain your lawn’s proper pH balance. The median pH for Florida soil is 6.1. Sometimes, fertilizers must be added to achieve the correct balance.
Start now to prepare your lawn for spring so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. Is your irrigation system ready for spring? Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our irrigation specialists today.