Lawn Care Information
Caring for Your Lawn During the Months of...
[April - June]
What to do for the months of April, May, and June:
Typically, the first few months from April to June are still a part of Florida's dry season, so more water will be needed as our temperatures increase and our rainfall is minimal. St. Augustine grass needs 3/4 - 1 inch of water per week. Your lawn will show you if it needs water!
Here are a few signs that you need to water your grass:
Blades are folded
Color change to grey
footprints are left after being walked on
Sprinkler Tips for Lawn Watering
Check sprinklers regularly to make sure they are working properly
Use a rain gauge to measure the amount of water you are applying each time. * Ask your technician, he should have one on his truck.
If you have a brown area make sure to place a rain gauge in that area and a green area closest to it, then run your sprinklers and check each gauge.
Do not mow the grass unless it needs it during periods of drought. Mow at the highest setting 31/2 - 5 inches the higher the cut the deeper the root system the more drought tolerant the turf will be.
Mow with the sharp blades to help decrease stress on the lawn, dull mower blades open the turf up to disease.
**Don't forget your counties water schedule, keep it in mind.
[July - September]
What to do for the Months of July, August, and September...
These months are more commonly more wet, but it depends on the current Season. During these months you may not need to water your lawn every week. Remember if your grass needs to watered, it will let you know as mentioned above.
Cutting your lawn
Should be trimmed every week at a height of 3 1/2 to 5 inches during these months.
[October - March]
What to do in the months of October, November, December, and March...
These months are typically colder than most others of the year. Because of the cooler weather your lawn needs less water. The best watering cycle would run every 10-14 days. Over watering can cause more weeds and fungus to occur so sticking to a less frequent schedule is ideal.
Cutting Your Lawn
If the weather reaches freezing temperatures lawn cutting should be decreased until the temperature gets warmer. In order to protect against frost and freeze you should cut your lawn to 3 1/2- 5 inches. This helps the root system maintain enough coverage form the grass blades to prevent damage. Avoid watering your lawn and other plants during a freeze or freezing temperatures.