As spring approaches here in Central Florida, it’s time to have your HOA management company start preparing the community for warmer temperatures. This will ensure all of the homes maintain a consistent look and are protected when the temperatures and humidity levels change.
Fortunately, Grasshoppers is here for you. Here are some tips to care for your lawn so that it can continue to thrive all year long.
Mow Your Lawn Often
As you know, it rains nearly every day during a Florida summer. With all of this extra water, your grass will grow faster, so make sure to mow your lawn often. It will keep it under control and help keep pests away.
Change Your Watering Schedule
Speaking of rainy months, it’s a good idea to reduce how often you water your lawn. Too much water promotes disease and insects. A good way to check if your lawn is thirsty is to inspect the blades of grass. When they’re folded in half, they are attempting to conserve water. During the warmer, non-rainy months, it’s recommended to water your lawn two to three times a week.
Over time, lawns naturally lose the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Consider using a fertilizer for your lawn. It will keep your lawn well fed by providing it with essential nutrients and help combat certain lawn pests. In Central Florida, this often means using fertilizer in early to mid-fall or in late spring.
From chinch bugs and sod webworms to billbugs and cutworms, there are several lawn pests in Central Florida looking to feast on your lush green lawn. Consider using insecticides to keep those pests at bay.
Expert Lawn Care in Longwood FL
Does taking care of your lawn sound like a daunting task? When you want to ensure your HOA community is well taken care of, trust the team at Grasshoppers. We’ve been serving the community since 2002. All of our managers have over 15 years of landscaping and turf care experience. We’re fully licensed and insured so your property has full protection. Give us a call today for quality lawn and landscaping service!