What You Need to Know About Seasonal Landscaping Maintenance

Category: Landscaping

Southwest Florida Landscaping MaintenanceHaving great long term success with your landscaping is about how you take care of it. Or, more specifically, how your professional landscaper takes care of it. That includes making it a point to schedule the work that goes into preparing your yard for year round seasonal changes.

Of course, living in Southwest Florida, people tend to think we only have one real season. While it is true that our seasonal shifts are less dramatic than other parts of the country, they do still exist. Especially, when it comes to plant life and how it goes through seasonal changes.

Smart homeowners make it a point to take care of the necessary steps required to keep your yard in optimal health. The perfect lawn and landscaping is an ongoing project, and diligent homeowners will benefit from treating this as such. Let’s look at some ways your yard should get attention, before cooler weather starts.

Make the Most of Your Yard

So before the temperatures start to dip even a little, here are some things that you should discuss with your landscaper, in order to make sure they happen!

The height of the mower should be adjusted accordingly. The reason for this is that you do not want to trim warm season grasses too short, once the temperatures drop a little. This reduces the risk of damaging the grass and helps provide a better chance for surviving until spring.

Weeds are something that should be dealt with as fall arrives, and especially before winter months. Weeds pose a threat to the overall health of your lawn. So, when cooler weather can also weaken an otherwise healthy vegetation, the last thing that you need is to also have the threat of weeds around. If ignored, these intrusive plants can starve out your healthy grass or plants and lead to serious problems.

This is also an ideal time to fertilize. If cool weather poses a threat to your grass and plant life, the best thing that you can do is offer it plenty of nutrition. This helps boost it back up and gives it a better chance to fight cooler temps, weeds and other potential threats. The best way for long term success for flora and fauna is a healthy and well-nourished root system.

Those bare spots of your lawn that you ignored during summer should definitely be addressed now. They can easily develop into much larger patches, and quickly, once the air is cooler. This is the ideal time of year for seeding, so make it a point to get on top of that. You will still need to work on establishing this new grass like any other lawn, with plenty of water and nutrients.

Now is also a good time of year to make adjustments to your irrigation system, as well. Especially here in Florida, your lawn requires plenty of water during brutal summer months. Yet, once the temperatures drop, the frequency and amount of water required changes. In fact, fail to make this type of adjustment and you could easily end up drowning out your otherwise healthy lawn.

A Name to Trust

For the best in reliable lawn service, the company to call on is Rick Roberts Lawn Service Inc. With more than 20 years of hands on expertise in the field, we take great pride in the work that we do and that is evident from our customer approval rating. We have earned the reputation as the local leading service provider, and that is a title we intend to continue to live up to.

We also want to be able to ensure the longevity and beauty of your yard and landscaping, which is why we offer seasonal service. Let’s work together to make your yard reach its full potential, and remain there. It’s not simply about establishing a yard, it is about being able to keep it in tiptop shape, all the years to follow.

If you are looking for a Southwest Florida lawn maintenance specialist, please call us today at 239.303.0821 or complete our online service request form.