At RLC Landscaping, we know all there is to know about lawn care in Central Florida. That includes the everchanging weather! Just when we escape the intense heat that makes lawns dry, the cooler winter months lead with lower rainfall and inevitable drought.
All this change is bound to lead to confusion on how to best care for your lawn during the cooler season. Luckily, our lawn maintenance experts are here to share the best tips for a beautiful lawn even during winter droughts.
Tip #1 Raise Mower Blades
When rainfall is low, your lawn needs to retain as much moisture as possible. An easy way to do this is by adjusting your lawn mowing technique. By simply raising your blades to a height of around three to four inches, your grass will be able to create a deeper root system. This allows your lawn to absorb moisture from lower into the earth. In addition, your longer grass will shade the soil to prevent too much evaporation from taking place on the surface.
If you don’t prefer to do the lawn mowing yourself, ensure that your lawn care service provider has experience with the weather in your region. At RLC Landscaping, we have served the Central Florida area for over 50 years!
Tip #2 Hold the projects
While it may be more comfortable for you to do those lawn projects you’ve been putting off in the cooler months, it may be detrimental to your yard’s health. Droughts can put a lot of stress on your lawn so it’s best to hold off on projects such as aeration, until normal rainfall has returned.
Tip #3 Eliminate the competition
Another easy way to help your lawn stay hydrated is by regularly treating weeds. Weeds provide competition for your existing plant life when it comes to water and important nutrients. By regularly treating your weeds, you can ensure that every bit of moisture goes to where it needs to.
Tip #4 Keep watering
When the cooler months come around, many people tend to think that they can stop watering. However, especially in Florida, grass continues to grow. To keep your lawn beautiful during the winter droughts, you need a well-maintained irrigation system in place.
At RLC Landscaping, our dedicated team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to fulfill your home’s irrigation needs. We can install, repair, and maintain your sprinkler system, keeping your yard in perfect condition all year long.
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.