Proper lawn maintenance is a year-round job. However, when taking care of your lawn in cooler weather it is easy to make mistakes that can result in significant damage. Although, remembering to pay attention to these two key aspects can keep your lawn looking great through the cooler months; watering and fertilization. Let’s explore them a little further.
Watering is an important factor when it comes taking care of your lawn in cooler weather so, adjustments will need to be made from your summer routine. This is because your lawn goes dormant when the growing season ends. Therefore, your lawn can become discolored as growth slows and, eventually, stops in anticipation of winter. As the rainy season ends and temperatures drop, your lawn’s need for water also diminishes—from approximately twice a week to once per week.
We recommend having a professional lawn care specialist install an irrigation system to care for your lawn. An irrigation system can be scheduled to water your lawn at the ideal time—in the early morning, after the formation of dew but before the sun rises. Hiring a professional will also ensure that each section of your lawn is receiving the proper amount of water: not too little, or too much. It is also helpful to know basic watering rules. For instance, you never want to water your lawn during a freeze.
Some lawn-care companies may stop taking care of your lawn in cooler weather due to reduced lawn growth. Albeit, continued lawn care can be the difference between a lush, green lawn and a patchy, brown lawn. We recommend fertilizing your lawn in the cooler fall and winter months to encourage growth and color retention. Fertilization will also help your lawn feed its deep roots and provide all the building blocks for a beautiful spring lawn.
To establish a healthy lawn, fertilizer needs to be applied properly. Fertilizing your lawn too early can actually harm it and even cause mold growth. In fact, several agricultural studies have found that homeowners who maintain their own lawns often over-fertilize them. These studies recommend feeding your lawn in the mid to late-summer, followed by a fertilization in the fall.
At Superior Spray Service, we conduct professional soil testing to determine the exact type of fertilization your lawn needs. Analyzing the amount of nutrients in your soil determines the type, and how much fertilizer your lawn needs. Once the correct fertilizer is applied, our technicians will monitor the specific needs of your lawn and recommend care as needed.
Why You Should Continue Taking Care Of Your Lawn In Cooler Weather
A beautiful, well-maintained lawn not only adds curb appeal to your property but also increases your home’s value as well. Take the guesswork out of your lawn care; let Superior Spray Service Inc. do all the work for you! We have the training and experience necessary to make your neighbors green with envy, over your lawn of course! Ready to get started? Give us a call at (863) 682-0700 to schedule an on-site consultation with one of our professionals.
Superior Spray Service Inc. is proud to provide lawn care services to individuals and businesses throughout Lakeland, Tampa, Orlando, and the surrounding central Florida area.