How Much Water Does Your Lawn Need During Winter Months?
Now that the brutal heat of summer is finally waning away, homeowners are starting to think about fall and winter lawn care.
Here in sunny Florida, we don’t have a hard and cold winter like most places in the U.S., so our growing season runs right on through until very late in the year. However, grass and other plants that grow here in the winter don’t require the same upkeep as they do in the summer. This is because the summer sun is so harsh here that it just dries out the landscape, leaving lawns parched and in need of extra watering.
But, what about in winter? How much water does your lawn need? Well, homeowners are advised to slow their watering schedule down gradually from summer to winter. While your lawn needs an uniform ¾” of water coverage twice per week during the summer, you only need to water once per week in the winter. Using an automatic sprinkler system is the best way to ensure your lawn is getting enough water!
You’ll also need to account for rainfall when deciding when to water your lawn during the winter. Advanced sprinkler systems can gauge rainfall and adjust accordingly. If you water by hand, keep a rainfall measurement device somewhere on your property so you can keep an eye on how much water your lawn has already received.
If you’re tired of the constant mowing, fertilizing, weeding, and watering that comes along with keeping up with a beautiful lawn, you’re not alone. Residents all over Tampa Bay trust Tropiscapes to take care of their lawns all year long, even in our not-really-sweater-weather winters. Call us at (813) 518-8487 or contact us online to find out how we can take the burden of winter lawn care off your shoulders!