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Prepare Your Soil for a Healthy Florida Lawn This Spring

Tips For A Beautiful Health Florida Lawn

For over 20 years, we've been helping to make grass green and strong for home owners here in the Sarasota area. As lawn fertilization experts, we recommend several steps to prepare your soil for spring. If you want a healthy Florida lawn that is the talk of the neighborhood, this article will provide some tips to help you get started.

Check the Soil pH

The ideal pH range for a Florida lawn is between 6.5 to 7.5. Although, this depends on what kind of grass your lawn is using. If the pH is too high or too low, your lawn will not properly absorb nutrients. A proper fertilization schedule will incorporate sulfur to help lower pH or lime to raise pH to the optimal range.

Fertilize based on results

A custom blend of slow-release fertilizer to provide the proper nutrients, especially nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is important for proper grass growth. This spring, choose a balanced fertilizer with equal parts of these nutrients. One to two pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn is appropriate for most lawns in Florida.

Iron for greening

Adding iron helps produce deep green color in your lawn. If your soil is deficient in iron or your grass looks pale, we recommend supplementing with an iron fertilizer or a fertilizer blend that contains iron.

Proper Mowing Techniques for Lush And Healthy Florida Lawn

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of proper mowing for a healthy Florida lawn. Mowing at the correct height and frequency -0is key to developing a lush, green lawn.

Mow at the Right Height

For most Florida grass types like Bermuda, Zoysia, and St. Augustine, mowing to a height of 3 to 4 inches is ideal. Mowing too short can damage the grass plants and make the lawn more prone to pest infestations and disease. The taller grass blades will also shade the soil better, helping it retain moisture.

Mow Frequently Enough

During peak growing seasons in spring and summer, mow the lawn every 5 to 7 days to maintain the ideal mowing height. As growth slows in fall and winter, mowing frequency can decrease to once every 14 to 28 days. It is best to mow before the grass gets more than half an inch taller than the ideal height. Mowing more than a third of the grass blade at a time can damage the plants.

Follow Proper Techniques

For the best results, mow when the grass is dry, sharpen your mower blade at least once a month, and vary your mowing pattern and direction. These techniques, combined with fertilizing and watering, will give you a lush, green lawn the whole neighborhood will envy. Coupled with professional lawn fertilization treatments from Super D Pest Control, proper mowing can provide the balanced nutrition your lawn needs to thrive.

Why Professional Lawn Fertilization Is Key for the Best Yard

Keeping our lawns healthy year-round is important for maintaining curb appeal. An essential part of proper lawn care is fertilization, which provides the nutrients grass needs to grow thick and green. While DIY fertilization may seem convenient, professional lawn fertilization services offer many benefits.

Customized Fertilizer Formulas

A professional lawn care company, like Super D Pest Control, has the knowledge and experience to determine the ideal fertilizer formula for each yard based on factors like grass type, soil conditions, sunlight and desired results. We can help create a customized program to address any deficiencies and ensure balanced nutrition. Homeowners who fertilize themselves typically use a one-size-fits-all product that may not meet the specific needs of their lawn.

Optimal Application

At Super D Pest Control, we have the proper equipment and training to apply fertilizer accurately and efficiently. We understand how much to apply for maximum impact without the risk of over-fertilizing, which can burn grass and pollute waterways. Do it yourself applications often leads to uneven coverage, with some areas receiving too much fertilizer and others not enough. We get it right the first time!

Integrated Pest Management

We're a pest control company first! As a result, we utilize an integrated pest management approach that employs natural and organic techniques to control weeds and pests whenever possible. A scheduled fertilization plan allows us to monitor each lawn regularly to determine if and when chemical control measures may be needed to avoid damage. Homeowners typically do not have the knowledge or experience to properly practice integrated pest management.

Professional lawn fertilization and maintenance may require an investment, but the results are well worth the cost. For a lush, healthy lawn that is environmentally sustainable, professional care is the key to success. Homeowners can rely on the expertise of lawn care specialists to get their yard ready for spring and keep it looking its best all year long.

To Get Started On A Healthy Florida Lawn This Spring, Call Super D Pest Control

As the spring season approaches, homeowners have the opportunity to achieve a lush, healthy Florida lawn. With thorough soil preparation, proper mowing and watering techniques, diligent weed control, and professional fertilization services, you can ensure your lawn not only looks its best but also remains resilient against pests. Now is the time to get started. Call Super D Pest Control today at (727) 433-5310 for a free consultation or click on the "Let's Chat" tab below to connect with us online.

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