Here in Orlando, FL where it is hot in the summer and mild in the winter, having a healthy lawn requires consistent and proper attention to lawn care. At Sterling Pest Control we provide full service lawn and shrub care, so we know what is required to keep your lawn vibrant and healthy.
Important lawn care components for a healthy lawn include:
- Regular mowing
- Fertilizing at the optimum times
- Adequate watering
- Proper control of weeds
Mowing should be done when your grass is at its peak height. This will vary depending on the type of grass you have. You should cut off only the top third of your grass. If you allow the clippings to fall on the cut lawn, it will replenish the nitrogen supply. Always check the weather forecast before you mow since having a wet lawn puts a damper on a good mowing job.
The first step is in choosing a fertilizer is to test your soil to see what kind of fertilizer it needs. In the Orlando/Central Florida area, fertilizer should only be applied in the spring and summer—after all danger of frost is past.
Watering needs here are typically easily met since we tend to get a lot of rain. However, in the summertime, extra watering may be required. Your lawn needs at least 1 inch of water a week to grow properly–sometimes up to 2 inches. Overwatering can cause an increase in weed growth as well as shallow root systems, so it is important to know when to water and when not to.
Finally, proper control of weeds is essential to proper lawn care. Weeds steal nutrients that your grass needs to survive. They also tend to be greedy when it comes to space and sunlight. If you don’t take care of weeds promptly, you may end up with a yard devoid of grass. We can help you determine which methods of weed control would be best to help with your lawn care.
Proper lawn care can require a lot of time and effort. If you want to remove the struggle of balancing life and yard work, allow us to come and give our attention to your lawn care needs.