Making the Grass Greener: A Fall Foliage Guide

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The rainy summers of Florida have gone away for the year, which means the lush, thick greens of your yard may soon look a little bit thinner and browner as your grass dries up. This blog is your guide to maintaining a healthy-looking lawn all year long, even in a dry fall. With these tips, your yard will stay healthy, your flower beds will pop, and the grass will always be greener on your side of the fence.

Maintaining a Lush Lawn

When the daily rains of Florida’s summers come to an end, your grass will be quick to respond. The miniature jungles taking over your yard every week will stop fighting back against the lawnmower and seem to shrink. This happens because of a combination of two things: heavy rainfall suddenly stopping, and sunny afternoons sticking around. This pairing is the perfect recipe for rapidly drying out your grass.

To fix this, pick up some sprinklers and connect your garden hose to them, spreading them evenly over the yard. Run sprinklers in the evening when you get home from work. If you run them in the morning, you can invite fungus to grow, which is damaging to the grass you’re trying to save. If you run the sprinklers in the afternoon, the heat of the day will dry the water out before the plant life can absorb it. Watering your grass at night makes sure it goes where it’s meant to.

Another factor to consider in making your grass as green as possible is the amount of sunlight it’s getting. If it seems like it’s been well watered, but isn’t looking as green as you think it should be, look up. All that rain goes to more than just your grass! A tree in your yard can grow a thick enough canopy to adequately block sunlight from reaching the lawn itself, so stay on top of having the branches trimmed to guarantee every part of your yard gets enough sun.

Focus on a Flowerbed

If you want to add some serious curb appeal to your home, the easiest way there is through a flowerbed. A flowerbed in your front yard will serve two purposes: beautify the space for yourself when you get home from work, and show off your personality to your neighbors.

Coming home from any day at work, good or bad, can always be made better when you see a flowerbed blooming to greet you. Maintaining a flowerbed takes only a little bit of work at a time if you’re staying on top of it, and offers an excuse to spend some time outdoors, which can do wonders for your body.

A great benefit of a flowerbed is the ability to have an understated personalization of your yard. Show off the spice in your personality with some soft pink snapdragons, which bloom in the fall and thrive in full sun. If you want something even more vibrant, firebush is a bright red-blossoming shrub that looks great in flowerbeds and around the border of your home.

From cutting back on the foliage already growing in your yard, to making the space feel more like yours by adding new blooms, there’s a lot of different branches you can go down when it comes to maintaining and beautifying your lawn. For more ways to make your yard the best on the block, be sure to Like Lennar on Facebook.

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