Landscaping Tip #4 – What You Need to Know About Lawn Care in Naples and Fort Myers

The sub-tropical climate of Fort Myers and Naples offer unique challenges in maintaining your landscape.

You really need to consider a lawn care program that’s specifically designed for South West Florida’s soil and weather conditions.

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This is the fourth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

To keep an eye-catching lawn looking fresh all year round, you will need to consider optimal nutrients for your landscape.

Fertilizing your lawn will:

  • Promote root growth
  • Reinvigorate grass damaged by foot traffic
  • Control weeds

—all crucial components to maintaining a beautiful landscape.

Fertilizers are made up of macro- and micronutrients. Plants need macronutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium in relatively large amounts, and micronutrients like iron, boron, and manganese in much smaller amounts.

Consider performing a soil test to determine the pH of your soil and the amount of nutrients already in your landscape. A soil test will help identify which fertilizer is best for your lawn.

If you prefer to stay away from chemical fertilizers, there are several options available. Try using an organic fertilizer, such as commercially composted manure or homemade compost
from kitchen scraps and yard waste. These organic fertilizers are slow-releasing and contain both macro- and micronutrients.

Another environmentally friendly way of keeping your lawn healthy is to leave the grass clippings from each mowing on the lawn. This adds nitrogen back into the soil and will reduce the need for fertilizer up to 25%!

Larue Lawn Care Naples Fort Myers 2Remember: improper fertilization can:

  • Overstimulate growth
  • Encourage pests
  • Require more irrigation

—which can be harmful to your yard and the environment!

Also, allowing fertilizer to be applied to impervious surfaces, such as pavement, can lead to nutrient runoff that can compromise our water supplies. Carefully using the right fertilizer in correct amounts not only ensures you will have a healthy yard, but also protects our precious resources.

We know that mastering lawn care in Naples, Fort Myers and all of Southwest Florida can be challenging when it’s not something you do everyday. Learn more about our Lawn Care services by visiting: www.laruepest.com/services/lawn-care/ 

Call (800) 314-8813 or contact us online today if you’d like help!

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12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard.

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Keith