It’s time for summer and that means it’s time for warm weather, outdoor entertaining and days spent outside enjoying the Florida sun. If you’re planning on having a fun-filled season, you’ll want to set up your lawn for success by preparing it for the summer heat. Our lawn maintenance experts have five tips to help you prep your lawn before summer is here.
Tip #1: Time for a cleanup
Start your preparation by removing any debris like fallen leaves or other decaying plant materials. Leaving things that don’t belong on your yard can block sunlight and prevent water from reaching the roots of your grass. Do a quick check for any debris and remove it by hand or with a rake. This simple task can help your lawn irrigation and growth as well as keep it clean for all your outdoor entertaining.
Tip #2: Treat for pests
Summer sun and rain can create an environment that insects thrive in. If you notice that a certain patch of your grass is looking brown or is thinning out, look more closely to see if you can spot any pests that could be causing the problem. If pests have gotten to your lawn, you’ll want to spot treat the area or bring in a pest control professional to prevent them from spreading.
Tip #3: Take control of weeds
Weeds can be one of the most frustrating parts of yard maintenance. Pulling weeds early can prevent them from blooming and spreading seeds, which could lead to more weeds and more work for you. Tackling the weed from the root allows your lawn to absorb as much water as possible, which your grass will need in the summer heat. Tired of doing the work yourself? Our quality landscaping professionals can help with grounds maintenance all year long to keep your yard healthy.
Tip #4: Raise the blade on your lawn mower
While you might feel the urge to mow your grass more often to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy for guests, lawn care service professionals recommend keeping your grass longer during the summer. This helps keep the roots stay strong while insulating your lawn, which aids in water retention. Raising the blades on your lawn mower three to four inches can help you achieve the best results. If you want a landscaping partner to help with this task, the RLC team can provide lawn mowing services as well help you come up with a regular grounds maintenance schedule to keep the grass the perfect length all season long.
Tip #5: Add some new landscaping features
Now that your lawn is clean and prepped, you can bring the summer lawn of your dreams to life! Bring some life back to your lawn with new trees, shrubs or succulents that can thrive in the heat. Looking for a bigger project? Landscaping rock can make your lawn look great and requires little maintenance after installation. A few simple additions can take make your lawn the perfect place for entertaining this summer. Let our professional landscapers bring your vision to life by coming up with a landscape design and execution plan.
RLC has been helping Florida homeowners have the best lawn on the block for over 50 years, so we know how to help your lawn handle the summer heat. We offer a variety of residential yard services from routine grounds maintenance, irrigation services and even lawn design that can keep your outdoor space summer ready. If you’re looking for a quality landscaping partner you can trust, give us a call today at 407-366-5629 or click here to request a quote.