Caring For Your Lawn During Florida’s Winter
Though Florida may not really experience winter, Lawn Maintenance during winter months can be a challenge for the untrained homeowner. Temperatures typically drop between the months of December through February in Florida. Here in New Port Richey, it can get even a few degrees lower than most southern areas, and those few degrees can make a difference. Caring for your lawn during this time may not seem as important, but we assure you it is.
Have you ever noticed how your lawn turns brown in the winter? What’s happening is your lawn is going into shock due to the infrequent cold weather. As the cold months approach, your lawn begins to enter a state of dormancy. This meaning that the grass will grow at a slower rate and not be as green naturally. For optimum health for your lawn during the winter, be sure to take proper care by calling a professional for help. There are measures and options that can improve the look of your lawn overall and boost its health too!
Lawn Maintenance During Winter
When mowing your lawn, the recommended height is to be left taller than during spring and summer months in order to give protection to the roots from cooler weather. For St. Augustine grass, the recommended mow height is 3.5”-4’. Due to the lower growth rate in your grass, watering is not of high priority during the winter. You actually want to cut back on your irrigation, especially in the morning when the grass is already wet and cold. Though your lawn may look dead, there is no need for fertilizer. In fact, fertilizing your lawn during cooler weather could cause more harm than good.
The good thing about lawn care in winter, is there is minimum effort needed versus the steady maintenance required for spring and summer. But that doesn’t mean neglect it completely! Let 3 Season’s Lawn and Landscape Inc. maintain your lawn all year round, our highly trained lawn care professionals are able to keep your lawn beautiful no matter what the weather is! Call today for your free quote!