The growing season in Florida has either arrived or is at your doorstep, depending on where in the Sunshine State you live. Prepare for it now by performing necessary and preventative maintenance on your mower and all other lawn care equipment.
Winter brings great weather for tackling landscaping chores and projects. And, finally, the grass isn’t screaming to be mowed. Take advantage of cool winter temperatures to clean out beds, refresh mulch, plant ryegrass, transplant trees, install a pond, or build a shed.
Yes, there are right ways and wrong ways to mow a lawn. Check out the deets in this blog, where we talk about proper mowing heights, best times of day to mow, and whether you should mulch or bag those lawn clippings.
Spring arrives this month. Are you ready? Prepare for the new landscaping season by servicing your lawn equipment, inspecting your irrigation system, weeding, laying new mulch, pruning ornamentals, and caring for turfgrass by dethatching and applying a pre-emergent herbicide.
When an established lawn is no longer level and smooth, it may be time for a little renovation. The task at hand is to apply layers of top-dressing mix and raise low areas of soil to the same height as surrounding areas.
December, with its cool temperatures and largely rain-free days, is a great time for Florida gardeners and homeowners to get landscaping projects done. Transplant a tree. Remove mistletoe. Plant winter grass. Don’t forget to water lawn turf and monitor for brown patch fungus!
October: that in-between month that feels like one foot is still in summer while the other foot steps into fall. Some citrus varieties have ripe fruit now. It’s a good month to add new turf, trees, and shrubs and to start planning for cool-season annuals.
Thatch is a layer of organic matter between the base of grass blades and the soil. Layers of thatch thicker than one inch prevent air, water, and nutrients from reaching roots in the soil. They can be removed with a power rake or vertical mower.
Filling in bare or dead patches of lawn can be easily accomplished by installing grass plugs or laying down new squares of sod. Soil should be level and free of weeds and dead grass before installation; afterward, thorough watering is important.