Although Florida is known to have a warm climate year round, changing seasons call for different levels of lawn maintenance. Even during the winter, Jacksonville lawn service occurs just as frequently as during the growing season. However, when spring comes around, it’s important to adjust your lawn care routine accordingly. This means four things in particular: mowing, irrigation, aeration, and fertilization.
Frequent mowing on a high setting is the best option when it comes to the overall health of your lawn. This will prevent weeds from taking root, keep pests away, and makes sure your lawn stays looking sharp. We recommend mowing once a week to prevent overgrowth.
It is important to adjust watering patterns and irrigation systems according to the changing seasons. In the spring, it’s best for lawns to receive water once or twice a week. Depending on the amount of rainfall on any given week, be sure to adjust watering frequency to prevent dry, patchy lawns, or on the other hand, overgrown lawns.
When soil becomes dry, it can sometimes become hard and solidly compacted. When this happens, it is difficult for your lawn to absorb the necessary moisture and nutrients, especially if you are applying lawn treatment. Before applying lawn treatment or fertilizer, it is vital to aerate your lawn. The process includes breaking up the soil with spikes or a core/plug remover, resulting in several tiny holes throughout your lawn, allowing water and nutrients to travel to the roots.
Sometimes no matter how hard you try to keep them away, weeds keep coming back. Even if your lawn is completely free of weeds on one day, dandelion seeds are always flying in the wind and at any time can land and take root in your lawn. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to water your lawn less frequently. More importantly, however, the ultimate way to keep weeds away from your gorgeous lawn is to apply lawn treatment approximately once a month. This will ensure that existing weeds are killed off, and new ones don’t grow in their place.
With everyone’s schedules growing increasingly hectic, we understand if you don’t have the time to properly maintain your lawn this spring — not a problem! Leave your lawn to us, and LawnStarter will make sure your Northern Florida lawn looks its very best!
Need help tending to your lawn? Visit our Jacksonville lawn care page for more info! In addition to Jacksonville, we also provide lawn care service in Orange Park, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Saint Augustine.