Preparing Your Lawn For The Colder Weather
This summer has been hot, hot, hot! You are probably eagerly awaiting the cooler months. With the official arrival of fall in a few short weeks, it is a great time to start preparing your lawn to be sure it remains healthy and thriving when it finally gets colder outside. Here are some helpful tips you can start today!
Stop Using Fertilizer
We are lucky that we don’t see extreme cold temperatures like other areas of the country. That being said, it could still get cold enough to cause damage to your lawn. Most lawns become dormant in the winter. Dormant grass does not benefit from fertilizer. If you are treating your lawn, you can stop within the month.
Seed Your Lawn
While using fertilizer during the colder months is not helpful, using grass seed is a great help. Be sure to look for a grass seed that will thrive in colder weather and not die off. When the warmer weather returns next year, your lawn will be healthy.
Do Not Overwater
It can be extremely easy to overwater your lawn during the winter. The weather is not as hot, so evaporation decreases. Standing water not only causes the grass to die, but it can also be a breeding ground for a number of insects. We recommend keeping an eye on your lawn and watering when you notice footprints appearing in the grass when you walk. This is an indication that your lawn is in need of water.
Inspect Your Irrigation System
Not only can your grass become damaged during the colder weather, but your irrigation system can become damaged as well. We can provide maintenance for your system to make sure you are ready for the colder weather.
At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to serve those located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties. We can help determine if an irrigation system would be beneficial to your property, and we can provide maintenance to be sure your irrigation system is ready for the winter months.