Joe Swett
In Tampa Bay, we are fortunate enough to have beautiful weather the majority of the year. We all want our lawns to be beautiful, lush and green over the winter. […]
By Published On: January 7th, 20190 Comments10.5 min read

In Tampa Bay, we are fortunate enough to have beautiful weather the majority of the year. We all want our lawns to be beautiful, lush and green over the winter. Winter 2018 officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday, December 21 and ends on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Eastern Time. 

Here are some seasonal lawn care tips to prepare for our winter in Florida:


Speak with an expert of a lawn care company to determine the perfect fertilizer to use on your specific lawn. Fertilizing is an important step.


Talk with a sprinkler company in your area to find out the recommended amount. It is easy to overwater during the winter if you keep your automated sprinkler system at the same schedule. Make sure your sprinkler system is altered for the correct amount of watering needed. The standard is one inch of water per week during this time. 


Numerous types of weeds thrive during the winter months so you still need to apply weed control.


Let your lawn breathe. Remove the leaves and other organic debris on your lawn. If you leave the leaves, fallen tree branches etc., it may lead to bacteria and disease, and can suffocate your grass.


Depending on the type of lawn you have, it is best to either aerate in the fall or winter time. Tall Fescue lawn is best in the winter since it still is rooting during the fall.

Let our qualified specialist answer all of your questions about installing a sprinkler system.

At Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers, we know sprinkler installation and repair, landscape lighting and all-natural mosquito control and more. Our highly qualified, fully licensed and insured specialists have been beautifying residential and commercial landscapes in Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As an established, family-owned irrigation management business, we believe that keeping Florida homes and businesses looking their best begins with a healthy lawn. Give us a call at 727-772-3819 or schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help your lawn become lusher, greener, and healthier.

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.
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