Now that it’s spring, you might want to freshen up on your lawn care maintenance to ensure you have a lush, green lawn heading into the extreme heat of Florida summers. Here are several tips that will help you enjoy your lawn for many months to come:
- Mower settings — Make sure your lawn mower is set at the right height so it doesn’t cut the grass too short. The ideal height should leave your grass between 4” and 5” in height.
- Fertilization — An important step in maintaining the health of your lawn, Florida lawns need fertilization that help protect against heat and drought. Make sure to check with your county’s fertilization laws, though. Some areas of Florida have banned nitrogen fertilizers during the summer months because if they get into the waterways, it causes algae blooms that produce toxins and harm wildlife.
- Weed control — Consistent mowing should control the growth of weeds, but we recommend contacting your lawn care professional to discuss which herbicides to use for particular weeds showing up in your lawn. The wrong one can cause damage to your grass.
- Bare spots — After you put down seed to cover up bare spots, water it daily. Wait to mow this patch of grass until it reaches the same height as the rest of the lawn.
- Irrigation system — If you think you will be running your irrigation system more frequently, make sure there are no leaks in the system and that the sprinkler heads are operating properly. Since your lawn may require more frequent watering, you’ll need to adjust the settings on your system, as well. A consistent watering schedule is crucial to maintaining the health of your lawn.
If you have questions about how an irrigation system can provide you with a vibrant lawn in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus county, please call our office at 352-683-4040 to schedule an appointment.