Helping Your Lawn Survive the Winter

Although we get to enjoy mild winters here in Central Florida, without some planning and preparation, you could find yourself having to replace portions of your lawn come the spring. The cold can get harsh enough to kill off more delicate varieties of grass. But if you follow the tips below, you can reduce the chances of that happening to you, and you can enjoy a lush, green lawn in the spring months. Dormancy is Normal To better prepare for the winter, it’s important to understand the natural cycles of grass growth. Warm season species..

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How to Help Wintering Wildlife

A happy holiday season to everyone from Rain Control Aluminum! The winter season is coming closer every day, and officially, it will hit on December 22nd. Although historically, snowfall is a rare occurrence here in Florida, it can still get pretty cold. As you winterize your backyard and get ready for the longer nights and shorter days, don’t forget to put in a little effort towards migrating butterflies and birds that have come to live for the season. Provide Water Finding fresh water is a challenge for a lot of birds, small animals and insects.

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Organic Alternatives to Fertilizers and Pesticides

We’ve talked about Florida friendly landscaping a lot here on the Rain Control Aluminum blog. This form of landscaping helps to protect the natural beauty of our Central Florida homes. One of the principles of Florida-friendly landscaping is avoiding synthetic chemicals as much as possible, whether those chemicals are acting as fertilizers or pesticides. These chemicals tend to strip the nutrition from the soil because they only replace nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous while ignoring all of the other minerals that are required to keep soil healthy. Chemical fertilizers can also poison the ground water..

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