As spring starts arriving in Orlando, it’s time to start thinking about regular lawn care and how to bring your lawn back to its life. While winter allows for a little more leisure and less lawn maintenance, spring brings with it the need to take care of your lawn all over again.
Spring is a great time to give your lawn a little extra love. Right before that summer heat comes and makes it difficult to get out and take care of things, it’s important to make sure your lawn is feeling healthy and happy. With more mild weather and even some sales, spring is the best time to do this.
To help inspire you to get out on your lawn and take care of it, here are our top 6 tips for Orlando lawn care in Spring.
Clean it Up
During the winter, your lawn can pick up all sorts of debris. Everything from leaves to branches get comfy lying in your yard, but now is the time to get rid of them. Even though winter isn’t particularly hard in Orlando, your lawn still deserves some extra cleaning.
Use a rake to make this go a little faster. Even with a small yard, going around and picking up each stick one by one can get tiring. Trust the process and grab a rake.
Mowing your lawn isn’t just about making it look good. It also helps keep your grass health and green. When your grass is cut regularly and properly, it is able to grow healthier and longer.
Ideally, your lawn should be mowed at least once a week. If your grass grows faster, it will need to be mowed more often. Be careful not to cut it too short or it will get brown and dry out. In order to avoid this, make sure you cut no more than ⅓ of the grass length at a time.
Ensuring your lawn is well fertilized can be complicated. If you aren’t familiar with fertilizers or how often you should get out and fertilize your lawn, it can seem a bit intimidating. Just consult your local gardening center or even look at the bag of fertilizer. Oftentimes, bags of fertilizer will tell you how to apply it and how often.
Spring is one of the most important times to fertilize your lawn which is why we highly recommend it. Fall is another important time, but spring is when your lawn is just beginning to come back to life and the little extra help can do wonders.
Choose Good Grass
If you are looking to change your lawn entirely or are only just starting your lawn, choose a good type of grass. This may seem like a bit of a strange tip, but choosing a grass type that will grow well in the Orlando climate is a big step.
Some grasses don’t grow very well in the Orlando climate. You should be able to find a lawn care expert to help you out and recommend the best types of grass.
Have a Good Watering Schedule
It’s important to start and keep to a regular watering schedule. Water is vital to your lawn’s health and without a reliable schedule, your lawn may not grow as healthy as it should. What’s more, keeping to a regular watering schedule can prevent your lawn from turning brown and drying out as spring gradually changes into summer.
Take Care of the Weeds
Obviously if your lawn has weed problems, you need to take care of it. Go through and carefully remove the full weed from your lawn. Don’t be tempted to just pluck it from the top and call it good. The weed will continue to return and cause problems until you remove it fully.
Spring in Orlando brings with it lots of lawn work in order to prepare for the upcoming summer heat. Getting your lawn into good shape before the sun and storms arrive can save you further hassle and headache later on. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy a healthy lawn?