The winter season is hard on everyone’s lawn, even those lucky homeowner’s whose lawns are located in Florida. While the winter weather in Florida is not near as harsh as in other parts of the country, Florida lawns can still become damaged during the cooler months and need to be cared for so that they will be healthy and lush for the upcoming hot spring and summer weather. Caring for your lawn properly can sometimes be a frustrating and challenging process, which is why the experts at McCall Service want to inform you about signs of lawn damage and give you tips on preparing your Florida lawn for the hot weather that is just around the corner!
Lawns can be damaged for a variety of reasons including - weather, insects, frost, pets, over watering, under watering and a variety of other things. Lawn damage is often first noticed by seeing signs of brown patches, large areas of weeds and thin patches of grass. It can be difficult for a homeowner to really pinpoint what is causing their lawn to look less than perfect. Many homeowners may be tempted to try out different DIY solutions from the local big box hardware store, but this often leads to more problems than solutions. Because of this, getting the opinion of a Florida lawn care service may be the quickest and most efficient way to diagnose and fix the problems areas of your lawn.
As a homeowner there are some easy and inexpensive ways that you can rejuvenate your lawn after the winter and get it prepared for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Preparation tips for your Florida lawn include:
Clean-up- Even though your yard may not have been covered in feet of snow this winter, debris can tend to build up over the winter. The holidays and other winter activities have kept you busy and lawn care may not have been at the top of your priority list. Raking your lawn and removing loose or dead grass, sticks, leaves and other debris will help to ensure a healthy lawn.
Fertilization- Fertilizing your lawn in early spring with fertilizer that is properly formulated for your lawn. This will help to provide nutrition for the upcoming spring and summer ensuring a green and lush lawn.
Mulching- Replace and fill in areas around landscaping that need more mulch. Mulch will help to retain moisture when the weather gets hot.
Mowing- Making sure to start regularly mowing your lawn in early spring and continuing throughout the spring and summer. Make sure to not mow your lawn too short, keeping it longer in length will keep your lawn healthier and your weeds in check.
If getting your lawn ready for spring and summer seems like it may be more time consuming than you thought, our experts at McCall Service will be happy to help you. We provide expert lawn care in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Tallahassee, and Tampa. Along with general lawn care services we offer weed control services, irrigation services, and even lawn pest control services. Contact us today and let us help you to get your lawn back in shape and ready for you and your family to enjoy this spring and summer!