Ever dream of having a yard that is the envy of the neighborhood? Follow these simple tips to ensure your yard is at its best all year long.
Choose an appropriate grass for your region
Cool season grasses such as rye and fescue tend to thrive when the temperature ranges between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, but don’t look as good when exposed to higher heat for extended periods. Warm season grasses, such as Bahia, Bermuda centipede, St. Augustine, and zoysia grasses, on the other hand, maintain a healthy appearance in temperatures up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Practice good watering techniques
Like most life on earth, plants tend to be healthiest when they stay hydrated on a regular schedule. Whenever possible, use an automatic irrigation system that can control watering times exactly to ensure you remain within county lawn irrigation ordinance guidelines.
Watch for signs of disease
Lawn diseases like brown patches and fairy rings are exceedingly common. Not only do they create unsightly spots in your lawn’s otherwise pristine appearance, but they can quickly spread and threaten your entire yard. Pay close attention to warning signs so you can take preemptive action.
Be vigilant about weed control
Not many people like to remove weeds, but it’s one of the most important parts of landscaping maintenance. Contact your local garden center to ask about problem weeds in the area and find out how to keep them at bay.
Aerate your lawn appropriately
Most people know they need to mow a lawn regularly, but fewer understand the importance of aeration. It keeps the soil healthy and encourages water, oxygen, and fertilizer to get deep into the lawn. Most experts recommend aerating just before the active growing season begins.
Fill your yard with plants that flourish in your climate
Your yard is going to look its best when it is filled with plant life that is best suited to thrive in that environment. Region-friendly plants will also save you time and money because you won’t need to replace them as often as non-Florida-friendly plants. Thankfully, residents of Northeast Florida have a variety of landscape plants that will look great all year long.
At Beachwalk in St. Johns County, customize your landscaping to complement your resort-style home. Contact us today to find out more about becoming a Beachwalk homeowner and savoring all of the amenities available here.