Altamonte lawn care services
If you live in central Florida, your lawn will be greatly affected by its humid subtropical climate. In other words, summers can get as hot as 92 °F with a lot of precipitation from June to September. This period is ideal for the growth of warm-season turfgrasses like St. Augustine grass, Bahia grass, and Zoysia grass if the lawn has a good draining system. Winters are mild and dry, with temperatures rarely falling below 47 °F. These conditions are not very extreme; thus, many plants survive as the seasons change. The average annual rainfall is 53 inches, which is more than enough for nearly all types of plants.
Another thing to consider is soil quality. The best soil on which, essentially, all types of plants can grow in a loamy soil. It contains silt or a mixture of clay and sand containing plenty of organic matter. Although the features of the soil change as we move from one part of Florida to another, you will rarely find any loam. Thus, most homeowners will have to work on their sandy or clayey soils to make them fertile enough to support a turfgrass. That can be a lot of work for a person to do alone. That is why we recommend hiring an Altamonte Springs lawn care professional to get the job done for you efficiently and quickly.
Lawn Care in the rainy season
June is the wettest month in this climate zone. The rain occurs in short but intense showers. It provides natural irrigation, which is good, but too much of it can kill your lawn. Furthermore, if the excess water starts to stagnate, it causes a plethora of problems. Our pros can help you deal with all of them so that your lawn can be as green as Cranes Roost Park, Lake Lotus Park, and the area surrounding Seminole Wekiva Trail.
1. Puddling and Pooling
If your yard is not leveled and has holes and indentations, certainly, water will pool in them. Similarly, if your lawn is on a slope, water will pool in the lower part. As it continues to rain, the level of the pooled water might rise. If the leaves become submerged, the plants become completely incapable of gaseous exchange/ breathing which is a basic requirement to sustain life. Make sure the drains of your yard are clean and unclogged so that excess water can easily flow through them. You might also want to grow a rain garden in the parts of your lawn where the water tends to accumulate.
2. Weeds and Moss
Mosses are a type of non-vascular plants, i.e., bryophytes. They grow best in damp areas because they need water for reproduction, unlike the insect- and wind-pollinated flowering plants. Therefore, the rainy season is the best time of the year for them to grow. The term weed is a general one because it refers to all undesirable plants, both vascular and non-vascular. Although flowering weeds are tougher than mosses, and some can even survive droughts, they show optimum growth when water is available in sufficient quantities. Common weeds in Altamonte Springs are Crabgrass, Doveweed, Spurge, Gripeweed, and Dollarweed. Both pre-emergent general methods and post-emergent targeted ones can be used to keep weeds and mosses at bay.
3. Insect Pests
Insects, in both their larval and adult forms, can severely damage not only your lawn but also the wooden parts of your house. Herbivorous insects feed on the roots, stem, leaves, flowers, and other parts of a plant, leaving prominent holes or bite marks. Some of them, such as flies and mosquitos, are known vectors of certain human diseases. Others only eat the grass you have worked so hard to grow. In central Florida, fire ants, mole crickets, chinch bugs, sod webworms, and armyworms often infest lawns in summer. To do away with them, keep your lawn clean so that they cannot find a shelter and use eco-friendly insecticides.
Plants are living things. They can get infected with viruses, bacteria, fungi just like animals do. The chances of a fungal pathogen attacking your lawn increase many folds in a wet environment. For example, brown patches, gray leaf spots, and rusts are more common in hot and humid places. Moreover, if you have added a lot of compost to the topsoil, these fungi might feed on it to spread even more. To keep your lawn healthy, keep the level of organic matter in the soil moderate.
Services Offered by Our Pros
The professionals available at Lawn Love know the ins and outs of Orlando lawn care. They offer a wide array of services that you can select and schedule online once you have created a profile on our website. Some of them are as follows.
Mowed grass appears neat and fresh, making your property more appealing. Although how often you get it done depends on the type of grass, most people get their lawns mowed at least once a week.
Be it organic fertilizers or inorganic ones, the soil should be fertilized around three times a year. Keeping in mind the soil quality of your yard, you might increase it to four times annually.
Gardening is an art. Planning which ornamentals to grow in your garden and how to arrange them can be a difficult task for homeowners. We believe that the years of experience our teams have will benefit you in this regard.
4. Yard Cleaning
The beauty of a lawn lies not only in the lushness of the grass growing on it but also in its tidiness. A neat lawn with sharp, clean edges is always a sight to behold, thus the need for regular yard and gutter cleanups.
Lawn Love provides you with an opportunity to get your dream lawn without spending hours maintaining it. Our modern and customer-oriented approach makes it possible for you to get a premium experience at affordable rates. What a great deal!