When spring is sprung in sunny Florida, many residents can’t wait to get back to landscaping. A bright, inviting landscape is one of the things that turns a house into a home. With a little bit of planning, you can create a space all your own that looks and feels like home. Here are our tips for creating that perfect outdoor, spring space in beautiful South Florida:
1. You’re right to rake
You might think that raking is primarily a fall activity. That isn’t the case. It’s important to start your springtime lawn efforts with a good raking. That’s because thatch can build up on your grass over the winter. Thatch can prevent new grass from being able to grow tall and proud, so it’s important not to skip this spring step.
2. Don’t put the lime in the coconut
Because you might need to put that lime in your grass, instead. It’s true that adding lime to your grass can be a helpful way to balance pH levels that are out of whack. You can have your lawn’s chemistry tested to make sure that you’re adding the proper substances and chemicals. It’s possible to add too much lime, though, and you might not need to add any at all. Take the time to get the right balance for your lawn.
3. Use a tarp
One of the things that expert landscapers know is that it’s helpful to have a tarp on hand as you work. You can put weeds, branches and other debris on the tarp as you work. That can make clean up a snap.
4. Make Mulch Your Friend
In the end, you want a landscape that is easy to maintain. A great way to do this is to put the plantings in groups. Then you can cover the plants in mulch. That way you can mow around one large area instead of having to mow around each individual plant. This saves you time and frustration.
5. Don’t neglect other seasons
Although spring might be the ideal time to create that perfect landscape, there are things that you can do in other seasons to make it easier for you to get to work when the long winter ends. Just before old man winter arrives, take the time to treat your grass. That way it has all winter to soak up the nourishment before it’s time to green up in the spring.
6. But wait until it’s warm
If you start working on your lawn too early in the spring, you might do more harm than good. That’s because you can cut off new shoots of grass before they have the time to properly grow. A good test is to see if you’re usually comfortable outside without a coat on. When it’s that warm outside, it’s a good time to start working on your lawn.
Seek out professional help
Finally, don’t hesitate to use the professionals. PowerX Lawn Nutrition + Pest Control is a leading pest control company and can help you with whatever your lawn needs might be. Do you have bugs? That doesn’t bug us at PowerX. Mosquitoes and termites are also no match for us because we have the best and latest ways to control these pests.
At PowerX, we are experts in the science behind lawn care, and we can help you create a comprehensive landscaping plan that’s unique to you. Contact us today to take the first step towards a beautiful landscape for your home or business.