Florida is a favorite relocation destination for many Northerners that are trying to get away from the ever-changing seasons. Although beautiful all year round, Florida is known for its hot, sweltering summer days. We are lucky that we can escape to enjoy the cool breezes of our air-conditioners, but our grass isn’t as lucky. As summer is quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn to survive and thrive during the heat over the next few months.
Tips to Keep a Healthy Lawn This Summer
By taking a few simple steps you will be able to enjoy your lawn this summer and beyond.
Before choosing a fertilizer, you will want to have your soil tested to determine what nutrients your soil and lawn need to thrive and survive in the heat. Once the proper fertilizer is chosen, we suggest applying the fertilizer early in the morning. You want to avoid getting fertilizer on your sidewalks, walkways, and driveways to prevent damage.
Mowing Your Lawn
Be sure to cut your grass frequently and cut the length to the specific type of grass that you have. Most grasses require a height of 1 to 4 inches. You can also choose to aerate your lawn and add additional seed to keep the grass lush and thick.
You might think that it would be best to water your lawn often and as much as possible to ward off any signs of drought or issues with the heat. One of the worst things you can do for your lawn is overwater. Less frequent but thorough watering is best for the lawn. You will know it is time to water if you are not seeing the grass bounce back after it is stepped on.
If you have any questions about how to care for or water your summer lawn, contact Challenger Irrigation today. We are also here to install or repair your irrigation system before the heat arrives. If you are located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus county, schedule an appointment with our specialists today so you can enjoy a beautiful lawn all summer long.