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What do I need to do to prep my Florida lawn this spring?

What do I need to do to prep my Florida lawn this spring?

If you’ve prepped your lawn properly in autumn, getting it ready for spring should be simple. Fall is when most of the work should be done. However, there are few things to keep in mind during springtime for a gorgeous lawn.

You’ll want to remove any debris that has accumulated. This is a perfect time to also rake up any matted areas of the lawn. Check to see if there are any fungus spots and treat those areas. 

Centipede and St. Augustine lawns, two of our most popular breeds of grass, are very susceptible to large patch fungus disease. Avoid excess nitrogen fertilizer and water early in the day to avoid long periods of leaf wetness. Apply fungicides if you’ve had repeated problems with this disease. 

Note: St. Augustine lawns shouldn’t be mowed more than one-third of the height. For example, if your grass is three inches tall, the maximum you should cut is one inch.

Test for Soil Acidity

Most home improvement stores and garden centers sell do-it-yourself soil pH tests. These tests are a valuable tool as you prepare your lawn for the summer. Harsh, long winters can cause the pH levels in your soil to become very acidic, which makes it difficult for most grasses to thrive.

If you find that your soil has a high acid level, you can spread a thin layer of lime over your lawn. The lime neutralizes the acid and makes the soil better able to support new grass growth.

Fertilizing 

You probably don’t need to fertilize if you included that when you prepared your lawn in the fall. Cool season grasses, in particular, are good at holding on to fertilizer from autumn and using it all winter.

There is a good chance that your cool season grass is still utilizing the fertilizer from the fall throughout the spring and into the summer. Warm season grasses may need a fresh layer of fertilizer during the spring because they begin to soak up the nutrients as soon as the weather gets warmer.

Weeds

When selecting a post-emergence herbicide, make sure you follow label directions and that the product is approved for your particular grass type. Otherwise, you may injure or kill it. If you know that your lawn is prone to weeds, early spring can be a good time to apply herbicides to prevent weeds from developing. It’s easier to get rid of persistent weeds before they have a chance to form than to deal with them once they have fully matured. Getting rid of weeds is another aspect of lawn care that is more efficient if it is done in the fall.

Winter weeds are evident in dormant warm-season turf now. Apply spot applications of post-emergence herbicides or hand pull to control. 

 

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Latest Reviews

I am very pleased with the work Mansfield Landscaping did for me. They completed my project timely and on budget. Plus they service the customer well.

Robert C. “Nate” Natale
June 7, 2024

Steve Mansfield and his landscaping team did a beautiful job. They were available within a reasonable time frame. They put in grass and palms, as well as rocks and smaller plants. Our Tropical Oasis is complete. Thank you Steve. Steve is very knowledgeable in plants and landscaping. See our before and after.

Miss Pearl
June 5, 2024

Steve and his crew were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We recently added a pool to our home and wanted a totally new landscape look. Steve guided us through the process and the result is exactly what we had envisioned. We started work three days after signing the contract and entire project was completed in less than two weeks. The Mansfield Landscaping team provided quality work and materials and managed every detail to a successful conclusion. Steve was on the jobsite everyday to oversee the progress of the job and to address any questions or concerns we may have had. We highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping for any landscaping project; large or small.

sevencheck
May 23, 2024

Kathy and I were very happy with Mansfield Landscaping. All the work was done to our specifications.

Don Manuel
April 29, 2024

Project completed in 3 days. Love it

Kathleen Weber
April 29, 2024

Highly recommend! I had a rough vision of a new patio I wanted in my backyard. Steve came out talked it through with me and got a quote on the spot. After signing job started in less than two weeks and was done in a few days. Really happy with the crew that came out as well and Steve checked in on the work. Job well done.

Joanne S
April 11, 2024

We have a home that was built in 1956 that still maintained some of its original landscaping and was in dire need of updating. A phone pop-up ad directed us to Mansfield landscaping and after researching the website and other reviews we contacted Steve Mansfield for an estimate. There is a reason why he says he will be your last or only estimate. Steve was prompt for the estimate appointment and spent over an hour offering suggestions and gathering input from us about what we wanted while also making suggestions of what would work best. Once we agreed on cost and scope of the project, the work started on the date specified and was finished on time with superior results. Steve’s crew provided quality work and materials and paid extreme attention to the smallest details, including a thorough cleanup at the end of each workday. We were extremely comfortable with his knowledge and level of input to the project, and equally impressed by his multiple trips to oversee the project while it was ongoing, as well as coming by for a final inspection to make sure we were completely satisfied. We would highly recommend Steve and Mansfield Landscaping for any project of this magnitude.

Duff Chamberlain
March 18, 2024

Great job on large patio, flower bed rock work and plants.

Brandon McAfee
March 2, 2024

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Landscaping

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8440 County Rd 48, Yalaha, FL 34797

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