While some people might argue that Florida doesn’t have a change of seasons, true Floridians know that just isn’t true. In fact, the change in humidity and temperature is quite noticeable to native Floridians. With that being said, you are probably well aware that we are getting closer to spring, which means that you want to be preparing your lawn for the coming changes.
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1. Begin to Mow Frequently
Generally speaking, mowing more frequently is better for your lawn. If you use fertilizer on your lawn, then you definitely want to make sure that you can keep up with the rate of growth that you are sure to see. Before you start up your mower, however, be sure to raise the blades so that you don’t cut the grass too short. In fact, the best way to know the proper height setting on your mower is to identify the type of grass in your lawn and then adjust the blade height accordingly. Keep your mower blades sharp so that they cut the grass rather than tear it, which can lead to disease and fungus.
2. Weed and Feed
The grass in Florida lawns is known for being tough. It has to be in order to withstand the intense sunlight, high humidity, exposure to salt water, and other environmental factors. Despite its naturally tough nature, make sure to give your lawn the care it needs with seasonal weed and feed. If you have a weed problem, then in addition to the weed and feed, make sure to raise the blade on your mower even more so that you can mow high. This allows the grass to grow thicker, which helps to keep the weeds at bay. You will have to mow more frequently, but once the weeds are under control, you can lower the blade and mow less frequently.
3. Check Your Irrigation System
You probably didn’t run your sprinkler system very often, if at all, during the winter season. Now that we’re heading into spring, you want to do a routine check to make sure that everything is running properly before setting the timer and forgetting about it. Check to make sure that all the sprinkler heads are intact, pointed in the right direction, and spraying water correctly. You definitely don’t want to be spending money for water that dribbles out or sprays across your driveway.
4. Know Your Grass
There are a number of different grasses that are common in Florida lawns, including Bahia, Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Zoysia. Each of them has pros and cons as there is no such thing as perfect grass. If you aren’t familiar with the different types of grass, then contact Palm Coast Pest Control and let us help. It’s important to know which grass is in your yard so that you can apply the right type of fertilizer, provide the appropriate amount of water, and mow as frequently as it needs.
You want to have a lawn that is healthy, lush, and beautiful. We can help. Contact the lawn care experts at Palm Coast Pest Control in Jupiter and schedule a lawn care check-up today. We have the experience you need to have the best looking lawn on the block! Let us help you get your lawn in shape for spring!