South Florida might not suffer the winter lows the rest of the country does, but gardeners and landscapers still need to prepare for cooler months.
Here are our top tips for caring for your lawn during the cooler South Florida “winter” months.
Fertilize. Fertilizing gives your grass the essential nutrients it needs as it prepares for cooler weather. Roots absorb and store the nutrients during winter, and tap into them in spring.
Aerate. Providing extra air to the grassroots by aerating the lawn gives it a chance to breathe before the grass goes dormant, and helps relieve any compaction built up during warmer months.
Water less. Since soil is less prone to evaporation in cooler months, it’s not necessary to water as often.
Continue to mow. While grass tends to grow slower during winter months, it still needs to be maintained and mowed. The important thing to remember is not to cut it as short as it’s cut during summer months.
Applying these tips to help maintain your lawn will help keep it looking its absolute best over the South Florida winter. And the SFM Landscaping crew is fully equipped and prepared to keep it healthy and ready for spring.