Lawn Care and Landscaping Like the Pros
Although August has come to a close and we’re past the dog-days of summer in Florida, homeowners would be wise to keep an eye on their Orlando lawn care and landscaping. Lawn and landscaping care is a year-round job, requiring regular maintenance and treatment. At Apex, we’d like to offer a few insider tips to help you get the most out of your lawn and garden.
- Watering. For the most effective watering schedule, try running your sprinklers early in the morning or later in the evening. Doing so will help reduce evaporation due to high daytime temperatures. Wind speeds are also generally slower during off periods, allowing water to settle and sink in.
- Trimming. Don’t mow your grass too short. While it might be tempting to cut your grass as short as possible to lengthen the time between mowing, cutting it too short can cause problems. The best approach is to mow to the maximum recommended height for the type of grass you have–4” for St. Augustine and 1.5” for Bermuda–that will help train your grass to grow deeper root systems which will make it more robust.
- Mulching. Try mulching your flower beds and landscaped areas. By mulching, you will help prevent runoff and soil erosion, allowing roots to stay moist. A good technique is to put fast decomposing mulch–such as grass clippings, hay, or tree leaves–on flower beds and slowly decomposing mulch such as wood bark or seed hulls around trees.
- Planting. Go green in your garden by planting native plants. Trying to grow plants not native to Florida is challenging, to say the least. To get the best outcome, stick with plants that are attuned to Florida’s climate (hot and humid) and that are reasonably resistant to local animals and insects. They’ll tend to thrive with the least care while providing shelter to native wildlife.
Every good lawn care regimen starts with a solid plan. That plan begins with being proactive and aware of the possible pest problems that could affect your lawn and property. With the help of Apex Pest Control, we’ll craft a fool-proof Orlando lawn care plan to keep your lawn green and pest free all year round. To learn more about ways to care for your lawn and garden, contact one of our experts at Apex Pest Control. We can offer both advice and assistance with helping to ensure you have a happy, healthy lawn all year long.
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