As the cold weather begins to take over the typically hot and humid state of Florida, you may be wondering how the change of temperature and humidity can affect your lawn and how to best take care of it. No need to worry – our yard care experts at RLC Landscaping have the perfect winter lawn care tips to keep your lawn beautiful in any climate.
Tip #1 Let your lawn breathe
Winter yard maintenance begins before the winter season has even begun if you want maximum results. One of the best methods for winter lawn prep is to aerate your soil. Find your area’s expected frost date and plan to aerate your lawn a couple days before.
Wet leaves can also suffocate your lawn. No need to rake them up into a bag, though. Simply mulch the leaves into small, dime-sized pieces and your yard will benefit from the nutrients the leaves provide during the dormant winter season.
If you don’t have the proper tools to aerate and mulch, don’t fret! Let our lawn care experts at RLC Landscaping take care of your winter lawn prep for you! We have all the expertise and proper tools to ensure the health of your lawn is stable all-year round.
Tip #2 fertilizer is your friend
Fertilizer is a great way to give your lawn the essential nutrients it needs to survive and thrive during the cold winter months. Nutrients provided in the soil will be stored in the roots of your grass and provide an initial growth spurt once warmer weather returns. After spreading the fertilizer, the lawn should be watered lightly to wash the fertilizer off of the blades of grass and into the soil.
When choosing a fertilizer, remember that every lawn is different and not all fertilizers are created equal. Talk to a quality landscaping specialist to learn more about your specific grass type and soil conditions, as well as your local fertilizer restrictions and ordinances.
Tip #3 Don’t forget to keep mowing
While many people believe that you can stop mowing your grass once the weather gets colder, your grass actually continues to grow slowly up until the first frost. Letting grass grow too long in the colder months when evaporation is slower, can leave your yard susceptible to mold and other diseases.
At RLC Landscaping, through our grounds maintenance service, our team provides consistent mowing and care for your lawn as well as regular edging and trimming for your shrubs, trees and other plants. In addition to these standard grounds maintenance services, we also provide arbor care, horticulture services, annuals, seasonal clean ups and bush hogging.
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.