Things To Consider When Landscaping in August

Are you working on new landscaping this month or next? Late summer and early fall can be problematic times for overhauling your landscaping. There are several perils that will not just make your lawn look horrible, may actually kill your grass and plants. Here are some things to think about.

August and early September are high-humidity months.

There is a ton of humidity in the air in August and September. By this point, the rainy season has been in full swing for a while, and the earth is simply saturated. If you’re not careful, that humidity can be deadly to grass and some garden plants. 

The best way to get around this is to choose sod, trees, and plants that are particularly suited for Florida’s tropical climate. If you’re not sure what tropical features will work best for your lawn we are happy to assist you.

Planting anything other than tropical plants this time of year is a huge mistake.

You really don’t want to plant anything that isn’t going to thrive in high humidity during this time of year. If you plant sod not suitable to tropical weather, for example, it could become diseased, rotted, and die. 

When you have no choice but to plant, choose tropical shrubs as much as possible.

Really, sometimes you just have to do some landscaping. You could have had your yard torn up by sewer or city work, or built a new home on an empty razed lot. Leaving your “yard” a sea of dirt can actually affect the structural integrity of your home. 

Not only are tropical shrubs available in different types and sizes, they are easy to maintain, thrive in Florida’s wet weather, and have complex root systems that stop erosion. Contact us today for more information.

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