Preparing Your Florida Lawn and Garden for Spring
It doesn’t matter how small your lawn is, it will always be a big part of your house. A well-tended lawn is not just beautiful to look at but also increases the value of your property. It’s the entrance of your house and the first impression for any guests that you invite.
As winter passes us by, before we know it Spring stares us straight in the face. In a short amount of time, the grass will turn green and need proper caring while bugs will try to make homes where your plants are.
People who want to create the perfect spring garden will need to prepare accordingly, and here are 5 tips to remember in preparing your Florida lawn for the Spring.
Proper Watering System
Water is vital for all life on earth. To maintain a beautiful and healthy lawn, you need a proper irrigation system. Make sure it is up and running before the weather become too hot, and the plants begin to dry out.
Clear Old Mulch
Make sure to replace the mulch with new mulch, to help replace moisture and nutrients. You can buy that in bulk and bag at your local Big Earth Supply Store.
Clean Up Debris
It is very important to get rid of any debris left on the lawn during the winter for the lawn to have proper growth for the rest of the year. So, clean out all dead fallen leaves, random stones, tiny sticks, or large tree limbs, and spiky pine needles.
You need to look at your lawn for weed infestations closely. To get an affected area clean, use a herbicide. Before using a product, be sure to read the label carefully for best results and wear a long-sleeved t-shirt, rubber gloves, and boots.
Bring in the nutrients
Just like your body, your lawn needs nutrition.
Using peat moss is a good way of bringing in nutrients to the soil. It helps the soil retain more water and helps to improve aeration. Aeration prevents thatch from building up. It also helps air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil.
Be sure to stay in touch with your landscape maintenance provider. Tell them about the issues if you see any and ask them to report if they find a problem.
As summer comes closer the plants will start to grow at a very fast rate. When that happens, many problems could arise, so future planning and preparation are the keys to maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn.