Living in a Florida home means a beautiful green lawn pretty much all year long. However, the Florida weather can also be harsh on our lawns. Here are some easy steps you can take to keep your grass, and yard, thriving –no matter the conditions!
Mow your lawn frequently
Florida summers bring many showers. All that extra rain makes the grass grow faster than any other time of the year. Keeping the grass cut short will give lawn pests less places to hide, plus it will look nicely manicured.
Think about switching up your watering schedule
It’s best to limit the amount of watering you do during the summer. Extra water can bring turf disease and insect attacks. You can tell when the grass around your Florida home is thirsty by looking at the blades; they will fold in half to conserve water.
Moderately use fertilizers for turf nutrition
Fertilizers help maintain the nutritional balance of your lawn. Limit the use of these fertilizers and keep within state and local fertilizer ordinance guidelines. Overusing them can cause more harm than help. If your budget allows, look into organic fertilizers that won’t burn your lawn, even if you overuse it.
Looking for New Homes with a Yard?
Lennar’s Twin Homes at Campo Bello, located in Miami, located just East of the FL Turnpike and SW 248th ST, have oversized backyards, making it the perfect place to put your lawn care and gardening knowledge into action! On top of having a nice lawn, there are so many beautiful flowers that flourish in the subtropical South Florida climate. Start your own garden today, you’ll love the scents and colors it will bring!
Here are 3 Recommended Outdoor Flowers for Your Florida Home
This low-maintenance plant is one of the easiest flowers to grow in Florida. Pentas bloom all year round, producing showy clusters of red, pink, lavender or white flowers.
Known also as Blue Daze, has a bright blue bloom that looks great against its silvery-green foliage. This delightful, drought-tolerant flower blooms year round, making it valuable for filling garden beds in your new home in South Florida.
Florida’s official state flower is one of the cheeriest plants you can grow in your garden. The flower typically blooms daisy-shaped with a golden-yellow, but you can find a variety of shades at local plant farms.
Bringing plants inside provides not only beauty but also air purification. There are many plants that are easy to care for and “house-trained”.
Top 3 Recommended Indoor Plants for Homes in Florida
This low-maintenance plant topped NASA’s list for removing some of the most common air pollutants. These lilies require very little light or water to survive. They’re happy with a little shady spot and a weekly watering.
This happy little bloom is best for filtering out toxins found in dry cleaning chemicals and inks. The gerbera daisy grows best in a pot with drainage holes placed in a prominent spot with lots of sunlight.
It’s not as scary as it sounds! It filters out scary toxins found in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. It’s the perfect bathroom plant for your new Florida home, especially since it thrives in humid conditions and requires little light. It is also known for absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing a significant amount of oxygen.