Even though Florida is known for its beautiful temperatures, white sandy beaches, and flawless tans throughout the year, it is still important to make sure that residents and snowbirds alike, give your lawns as much time, attention, and TLC as the photo friendly scenery along the Florida coastline gets. Here are a few tips for Florida lawn care before, and during the winter months.
Depending on where you are located in Florida, your winter lawn care plan may vary. There is one constant, that will ensure your beautifully landscaped lawn returns after the winter months, which is make sure to have your lawn fertilization treatments completed during the fall. The best time to take care of this pre-winter prep is during September through early October. This gives your lawn ample amount of time to develop healthy root systems and store enough food reserves to maintain strength during the seasonal temperature changes. Also, if you don’t want to have to spend hours outside once the beautiful Spring weather arrives, you’ll want to consider adding a pre-emergent weed control product, to be applied before Winter hits.
Just because it’s Winter, doesn’t mean that you don’t need to pay attention to your lawn care needs. If you’ve invested in your lawn before, the best thing to do is to be consistent with its upkeep, even if it isn’t green season. It is recommended to water your lawn approximately every 7-10 days with around ¾ inches of water to maintain moisture and root health. It is important for lawns to recuperate, just like our bodies have to. If we want to function at our best, we have to make sure we are well fed, hydrated, and get enough sun and sleep. With plants, trees, and laws it is no different.
Just because it looks dead, doesn’t mean it is. Think about the leaves that fall from many trees during the autumn months. One could easily look at an Oak or Maple tree during the Winter months and consider whether or not it was alive. But, give it a few months and as Spring welcomes us with warmer temperatures and showers, those trees that once looked lifeless, now are coming back into bloom with branches full of leaves and life. Mowing is still an important part of the Winter maintenance must do’s, but you will be thankful you did when you’re grass is greener than your neighbors on the other side. We proudly serve multiple Florida locations, so give us a call today and see if we can help you!