How to Water Your Lawn to Keep it Beautiful

If you live in Florida, you have the opportunity to craft a compelling, gorgeous, and rewarding garden space. You have so many options available to you and directions to take to make your garden special. But you have to look at so many different parts of gardening if you want to move to Fernandina Beach:

  • Basic lawn care and maintenance
  • Watering, when is it too much…or too little?
  • How to get a green lawn without weeds
  • Where are the best homes with extra gardening space?
  • How do you grow organically?
  • Do you plant herbs, fruits, vegetables, or all?

Depending on the kind of garden you want to create, you can get overwhelmed pretty quickly. What direction do you want to take?

We want to focus on one area specifically, and that is how to grow the perfect lawn in Fernandina.

Florida is divided into three general parts when it comes to gardening maintenance. These are the north, south, and central (some also include the panhandle). Fernandina Beach is on the very edge of Florida and on the same plane as the panhandle. It is humid subtropical, with moderately hot summers and cool winters.

North Florida and Weather

You have to keep in mind that Florida is divided into three general parts when it comes to gardening maintenance. These are the north, south, and central (some also include the panhandle). Fernandina Beach is on the very edge of Florida and on the same plane as the panhandle. It is humid subtropical, with moderately hot summers and cool winters.

Amelia Island is in the northeasternmost point of the state, so gardening will vary tremendously compared to, say, the deep Everglades of south Florida. For example, North Florida can frost and snow has been reported in the area though admittedly, it’s rare. The last frost date in the area is March 11th to March 20th. Compare that Daytona Beach’s last frost date of February 21st or Miami’s date- the city doesn’t have one.

While it may seem easy to think of Florida as one big place, the tips you use to manage the garden (and what you can grow) may vary based on where you are.

Watering

Watering is the trickiest part to manage and will be the main tool in learning how to make your grass greener and thicker.

As a general rule, it rains a lot in Florida. Oversaturation is a common concern. A lot can be said about general watering guidelines, but we distill it down to three main points to look at.

  1. Daily rainfall is expected during the spring. You don’t always need to water your plants directly during the spring, and you should observe water quantities for seasonal saturation. The rainy season runs from May into October. This gives plenty of room for growing, but it also limits your active watering.
  2. Don’t be afraid to bring your plants in. If you suspect a seasonal freeze or they are just taking on too much water, particularly during the spring, you can make the move inside temporarily.
  3. We recommend using glass water bulbs, especially for potted plants. You stick them into the plant’s roots and refill them as needed. The plant will take in the water it needs! This is a really handy tip for making sure you are only watering as required.

So much can be said about watering, but this at least gets you on the right track. Check out local gardening centers in Fernandina and don’t be afraid to do local research. You can review featured areas for gardening strengths and weaknesses, such as beachfront gardening or gardening by a water source. You can find all sorts of fun facts and details!

Watering is the trickiest part to manage and will be the main tool in learning how to make your grass greener and thicker. We want to make sure we address how to get a green lawn without weeds.

Managing Weeds

We want to make sure we address how to get a green lawn without weeds. Due to the steady rain and fast rate of growth (all that sun!), weed control will take up a lot of time if you don’t have a strategy.

We recommend safe removal by hand as well as mowing. Herbicides are helpful but if you stay on top of it, they may be unnecessary. Furthermore, the steady rain (and health concerns) limit their potential. Florida has some dastardly weeds, such as the Purslane, or Pusley, which are ideally removed with a trowel due to its thick and extensive root system.

The above only begin the conversation about how to water and maintain your garden. The direction you take is up to you. We are interested in learning about how you plan to start your garden. Contact us at Fernandina Beach Realty for details on Nassau County real estate.