While Florida is known for its warm weather all year-round, warm winters come with scorching summers. Sometimes, this summer heat can negatively affect your lawn, killing the greenery you have spent all year manicuring. Gearing up for summer, there are a wide range of lawn care and landscaping activities you can take on to mitigate the risk and possible damage. Doing these preventative maintenance tasks will save you time and money in the long run. This is applicable to any property, residential or commercial, from HOA’s to apartment complexes. The more seriously you take these activities, the better your lawn will look this summer, making all your neighbors jealous. Here are some ways you can go about preparing your Florida landscape for the summer.
Take Care of Irrigation
If there is one sure way to hurt your lawn this summer, it is to improperly irrigate. When the sun is constantly beating down on your turf, you need to make sure your turf and soil are receiving adequate nutrients in the most efficient way possible. Beyond the benefits, many commercial properties use tons of water, so getting your system checked and maintained to make sure your usage levels are optimal, can save you money. Now, if you do not currently have an irrigation system for your property, you are missing out. At Alexander’s we specialize in installation and maintenance of all types of irrigation systems, so give us a call today.
Use Mulch Everywhere
As we and every other landscaping company on the planet beat on the benefits of mulch, you should consider why. Mulch is the undisputed champ of easy lawn care, with simple installation, low maintenance, and a wealth of benefits. Not to mention that it is relatively inexpensive. Organic mulch is full of natural nutrients, acts as a barrier against unwanted weed growth, and helps your soil retain more moisture. It also prevents soil erosion, and keeps out pests. On top of all of this, mulch also looks great, and gives a more organized feel around your property. Use it around the base of trees and plant beds, and watch it do wonders.
We all love the Florida weather, but so do the pests. They come out in the summer, but by investing in pest control now, you can avoid the headache. Chinch Bugs, Grubs, and Fire Ants can all be huge annoyances within your lawn, but not when treated by Alexander’s. We utilize our Certified Pest Control Operators on staff, taking a proactive approach that focuses on long term prevention. Pests are always a concern in Florida, and they can cause decay and death all throughout your property if not taken care of.
While the rest of these suggestions have been more preventative, if you want your landscape to look and feel great all summer long, planting some shrubs, trees or annual flowers can add the flavor you are looking for. Consider planting drought tolerant, low maintenance plant material, and get the most bang for your buck.
Alexander’s Property Maintenance is a full-service commercial landscape company serving commercial properties in West Central Florida. We focus on quality, consistency, and reliability for all our clients. We do it right the first time. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or to contact us for an estimate. Give us a call at the number listed on our website most relevant to your location.