Tip #1 Tidy up any leaves or debris
Start your spring cleaning by evaluating the current state of your yard. First, remove any fallen branches and excess leaves to ensure that your lawn is getting as much sunlight and water as possible. As the weather warms up, stray leaves can lead to excess moisture which creates an environment that pests and diseases thrive in.
Once your yard is clear, turn your attention to any patches of grass that did not make it through the winter. If the grass appears brown and dry, you can reseed the affected area or, in more extreme cases, bring in new grass or sod.
At RLC Landscaping, our residential landscape design experts handle virtually every type of landscape enhancement such as major or minor tree and shrub installation, planting flowers and laying sod so that your lawn can look its absolute best.
Tip #2 Water in the morning
While it may seem counterintuitive to water more with the spring showers that come through Central Florida, watering your grass in the warmer weather is an important step to keeping your lawn healthy. Be sure to water your lawn in the morning so that the grass has a chance to absorb all the moisture it needs before the afternoon heat causes evaporation. Experts recommend watering between five to nine in the morning for optimal absorption.
Not good with routine? Let us do the work for you! A well-maintained irrigation system is a key component to keeping your lawn in perfect condition. RLC’s landscape professionals can repair and maintain sprinkler systems to keep your lawn beautiful in any weather.
Tip #3 It’s time to aerate
The soil underneath your grass is just as crucial to your yard’s health as the grass itself. Cool winter weather can lead to dry or compacted soil that is less capable of absorbing the proper amount of air, water, and nutrients. An aerated lawn will be better suited to take in the water and fertilizer that it needs to thrive in the spring after the dormant winter months.
Your neighborhood garden equipment store should be your first stop if you’re looking to rent a lawn aerator, or you can hire a professional lawn care service provider to help you get the job done.
Tip #4 Bring in some new landscaping features
As the warmer weather makes its return, it’s the perfect time to bring some life back to your lawn by adding things foliage like trees, shrubs, and perennials. Adding new growth in your yard can transform it from a simple grassy square to the perfect outdoor oasis for a sunny spring day with your friends and family.
At RLC Landscaping, our landscape design team can bring your vision to life. We bring our clients through the entire landscape design process from discussing your expectations to creating a rendering plan, all the way through installation and clean up.
If you’re looking for a yard maintenance partner you can trust, give us a call today at 407-366-5629 or click here to request a quote.