While the Florida summer heat may be great for a day at the beach, it can be extremely detrimental for the health of your lawn. A beautiful green yard is essential for the enjoyment of barbecues, games and summer entertaining, but can easily be threatened by scorching temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.
Here are some tips from our yard maintenance professionals to help your yard beat the heat this season.
Tip #1: Mulch is a lawn’s best friend
Adding mulch and lawn clippings back into your yard not only helps to supply extra nutrients to the soil, but also imparts coverage for the roots to help maintain moisture in the hot summer heat.
Tip #2: Raise the blade
Lawn care service professionals in Florida recommend you adjust mower blades to around three to four inches in the summer months. Keeping your grass longer will make grass stronger as roots are allowed to extend more deeply. This not only allows for more insulation, but it helps prevent weeds from popping up, which compete for limited water supplies.
Tip #3 Keep blades sharp
When it comes to lawn mowing, it’s crucial to keep the mower blades sharpened. Grass that is cut from dull blades typically fray, which causes them to be more prone to browning in the arid weather. Sounds too complicated or labor intensive? Then hire someone to do the grunt work for you. Our quality maintenance providers at RLC have all the tools and professional knowledge to keep yards looking their best!
Tip #4 The early bird gets the worm
Watering your yard consistently isn’t enough to keep your grass from turning crispy and brown. The time when you water is equally as important! Lawn maintenance professionals recommend watering your yard early in the morning from around 5 to 9 a.m. This allows your grass time to get water to the roots before midday heat evaporates moisture away. Watering at night is even more dangerous as it provides the perfect environment for disease creation.
To ensure proper watering of your lawn, you need to have a well-maintained irrigation system in place. RLC Landscaping’s professional irrigation services are efficient and proactive to keep your yard in perfect condition. We offer several irrigation services to fit your lawn’s specific needs. They include irrigation system installation and repairs, water resource planning and management, monthly inspections and so much more!
Give Your Yard a Little RLC
RLC has served the Central Florida community for 50 years, so we know Florida heat! With that, we’ve gained the knowledge and experience on how to keep your yard in pristine condition no matter the season. We offer all kinds of residential yard services from routine grounds maintenance, irrigation services and even lawn design. Stop worrying about your yard and enjoy spending time with family and friends this summer.
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.