Warmer weather is returning in Central Florida. Is your yard ready? As the temperatures start to heat up, it can put a lot of stress on the health of your lawn. Our lawn maintenance experts at RLC Landscaping are here to share our five top ways to prep your lawn for the spring season and everything that comes with it.
Tip #1 spring cleaning
Often, after the winter season, lawns are filled with debris from fallen leaves and plants that just didn’t make it. Before all else, it’s important to do some spring cleaning to let your lawn breathe. Grass that is covered in debris can have a hard time absorbing water, sunlight, fertilizer, and other nutrients that are necessary for that spring growth spurt.
Talk with your lawn care service about the possibility of lawn mower mulching. This process puts the lawn clippings from excess leaves back into the soil as an extra source of nutrients.
At RLC Landscaping, our grounds maintenance service provides consistent lawn mowing and care for your lawn as well as arbor care, horticulture services, and seasonal clean ups.
Tip #2 Find the perfect fertilizer
When it comes to fertilizers, not all are created equal. Fertilizer is made up of different compositions of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as specific micronutrients. Every lawn is different and may require a different combination of nutrients for optimal results. Speak with a lawn care expert who has experience in your region to decipher which fertilizer is right for you. At RLC Landscaping, we have been serving the Central Florida area for over 50 years and can help you make the right decision when it comes to your lawn’s fertilization.
Tip #3 prepare for weeds
With all the new spring plant growth, also comes the unwanted growth of weeds. Get a jump on this by applying a pre-emergent herbicide to stop weeds at the source. Pre-emergents must be applied at the very start of the spring season as they are only effective before weeds grow by stopping them from germinating in the first place.
Tip #4 Add mulch
After your lawn is fully cared for it’s time to replace the mulch. The National Association of Landscape Professionals recommends applying one inch of mulch over plant beds and around trees. Mulch adds a sense of visual cohesiveness to a yard while also helping plant life to retain moisture as the weather gets warmer.
Tip #5 Trim trees
Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell if a tree is dead until it’s falling on your newly replaced roof.For this reason, we recommend trimming your trees right before the spring season while the state of your branches is still visible before the leaves grow fuller.
Through our grounds maintenance service at RLC Landscaping we provide regular edging and trimming for your shrubs, trees, and other plants. Our dedicated team will work directly with you to determine your home’s unique needs and develop a custom maintenance plan that will accomplish your landscaping goals.
If you’re looking for a quality maintenance partner you can trust, give us a call today at 407-366-5629 or click here to request a quote.