The year is winding down and the holidays are almost in full swing.
That means two things: cooler temperatures and a new lawn care plan. While South Florida doesn’t get particularly chilly most of the time, you’ll still want to make sure you can take care of your plants and grass.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your south Florida landscaping during fall and winter.
What To Plant
It seems like many people believe that gardens can only be planted in the warmer months. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially here in Florida.
In fact, winter is perhaps the best time of year to plant a garden! Summer weather is often too humid for most vegetables to grow, so now is your chance.
There are plenty of great plants and vegetables that you can grow during the colder months and keep your yard looking great.
Roses are a classic and for good reason. A rose bush can add a hint of sophistication to any yard.
You can also plant a bed of poinsettias for a little bit of extra color.
We may not get a white Christmas, but a blooming flower bed is the next best thing.
Most vegetables are surprisingly resilient, too. You can plant most herbs and spices you would during the warmer months, in addition to onions and shallots, garlic, and peas.
A quick note, you’ll still need to watch out for pests in your garden. Make sure to ask your neighborhood landscaping team how to keep your garden pest-free.
Winter Lawn Care
If winter in south Florida is unlike winter in other states, what does that mean for your lawn?
Well, a few things.
First and foremost, yes, your lawn is going to go slightly dormant. You may still need to cut the grass, but not nearly as much as you do in the summer.
You can keep your grass looking as green as ever by applying a fertilizer before the coldest months. A quick note, make sure to test your soil before purchasing and applying a fertilizer.
Certain types of soil react to different fertilizers in different ways. You wouldn’t want to accidentally harm your grass when you intended to replenish it.
South Florida Landscaping, Winter, And Curb Appeal
One of the best parts of the holidays is the decorations. And if you’re someone who loves to go all out with the decor, you’ll want to make sure the whole neighborhood sees.
Before decorating, clear off any walkways and curbs. You’ll also want to clean any gutters. The last thing you want when neighbors gaze at your light display is a filthy gutter.
And don’t forget about the front door! Hang a beautiful wreath from the door. It’ll add a bit of color from the holly, and there are wreaths for nearly all types of door.
Need Some Help This Holiday Season?
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, few of us have time to take care of our yards like we should. But that’s why we’re here!
Give us a call today and let us take care of your south Florida landscaping needs. Sit back and enjoy the holidays with your family, let us do the rest.
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