Secrets to Successful Lawn Maintenance
You could consider a healthy green lawn the crown jewel of a home’s yard. Your flowers, plants, and shrubs could be thriving, but if your lawn is brown and patched, it will detract from the beauty of the landscape. Maintaining a beautiful lawn doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 …steps that are. You could follow these steps yourself or hire a landscaping services firm, so you have a healthy, green lawn throughout the year. In addition to caring for your lawn, a landscaper could also recommend the types of plants and oversee a palm tree installation for you.
Fertilize to Flourish
Selecting the right fertilizer can be a little tricky unless you’re knowledgeable about soil types. You want the fertilizer to contain nutrients that will nourish not damage your soil and could ruin your lawn. Also, the time of year you apply fertilizer is critical. A good time to fertilize in Central Florida is during the growing season from spring to fall, and you should avoid the winter months. Make sure your fertilizer is spread where it will be absorbed; otherwise, loose fertilizer could be washed away and drained into water sources.
Mow to Maintain
Regular mowing is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lawn. Especially during the summer months, keeping a lawn at the right height will protect it from disease, insects, and weeds. If you mow your own lawn, then check your mover to make sure the blades are sharp and don’t remove grass clippings. They’re an excellent natural fertilizer and source of nutrients.
Irrigate to Hydrate
When watering your lawn, too much of a good thing can be bad, so don’t over water! Instead, let your lawn tell you when it needs water. Three indicators of a thirsty lawn include 1) grass blades are folded; 2) grass color changes from green to gray-blue; 3) grass retains footprints. It’s also best to irrigate your lawn early in the morning since this gives a chance for the grass blades to dry. Proper hydration gives your grass a chance to develop deep roots which help maximizes its resilience.
Get Professional Advice
These three steps indicate that lawn maintenance doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require consistency. If you have a busy schedule and don’t have time for yard care, get professional landscaping services from Green Masters OCF, Inc. We service the areas of Winter Springs, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Deland, and Deltona. Contact us at 407-588-6081 and get a free estimate today.
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