Protecting Your Lawn And Landscaping From Frost
Many people choose to live in our area of Florida for the mild winters, although we still have our fair share of frigid days. While our daily temperature will never get anywhere close to single digits, we still have some days that reach close to or below freezing. Even though we have milder winters than other places across the country, we still have to prepare our lawns and outside landscaping for winter weather. We would hate for a frost to strike while you are unprepared and destroy areas of your property. We want to share some helpful tips to be sure that your lawn and landscaping stays protected this winter.
Tips to Protect Your Lawn and Landscaping
If you are unfamiliar, frost is a thin layer of ice that forms after water vapor that is above freezing comes in contact with a surface that is below freezing. This typically occurs when the temperature is expected to reach between 36 and 32℉. Typically, frost will develop overnight, as that is the coldest time of day. Here are some ways you can protect your lawn and landscaping:
Do Not Walk on Grass After Frost
Although you may be tempted to walk through your property and inspect for damage or to see the frost, it is important to do so from a driveway or walkway. Walking on frozen grass can break the blades, leading to damage and future problems.
Cut Grass Higher
Be sure to cut your grass at a higher height during the winter months. Frost can cause severe damage to grass and soil when there is not much protection from the longer blades of grass.
Cover Your Plants and Landscaping
Invest in some frost blankets for your plants and landscaping. These blankets can help keep your plants and landscaping warm and hopefully keep lasting damage away.
If you have any concerns about your irrigation system this winter, be sure to contact us, and we can help. We are also happy to talk to you if you are interested in a new irrigation system or upgrading your system before spring arrives. At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.