How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Pristine
In Florida, we know that our winter climate isn’t as harsh as what homeowners experience up North. We did experience abnormal lows and lingering chills this year, but we were certainly lucky to miss the sub-zero temperatures and widespread frost that spread across the country. Even though we experience fairly temperate climates year-round, a lot of maintenance and work must go into an Orlando lawn to keep it looking pristine throughout the year. Lawn care should change with the seasons to optimize lawn health and growth, and to defeat any seasonal pest problems.
Even though lawn maintenance can be a lot of work, the end result of having the greenest lawn on the block is extremely rewarding, and it helps maintain or add value to your home as well. Here are some tips to help you get your lawn in tip-top shape and keep it that way:
- Mow Regularly. Your grass should be regularly trimmed to keep it looking tidy and well-maintained. However, don’t cut your grass too short, as this will expose its roots. When the grass roots are exposed to sunshine, this will turn your grass brown, and it will eventually wither and die. Maintain a medium-length trim to allow your grass to retain key nutrients and grow strong.
- Fertilize, Fertilize, Fertilize. Fertilizer is crucial to introducing nutrients to your lawn and promoting healthy growth. Make sure you don’t choose the wrong fertilizer, which could be extremely damaging to your lawn. Choose the fertilizer that fits the season, climate and type of grass.
- Reseeding. Reseed any bare spots in your lawn, as those are often the perfect places for weeds to grow. By making sure you have growth in the bare areas, you are giving your lawn its own natural defense against weeds.
- Hire Professionals. Apex Lawn Service Professionals can provide a variety of professional services, specifically tailored for Florida’s environment, to keep your lawn lush, green, and pest-free. We understand that each lawn is unique and have the ability to treat them on a case-by-case basis.
Orlando lawn care is a 365-day-a-year job, requiring specialized tools and treatments with the changing seasons. Take the guesswork out of lawn care–contact Apex and let us take care of your lawn. Call us today at (866) 675-4070.