Caring for Your ProVista St. Augustine Lawn During the Fall

One of the best things about Scotts ProVista St. Augustine grass is how amazing it looks all year long. With proper care and maintenance, your ProVista lawn will stay green and lush throughout all of Florida’s seasons. After dealing with the scorching heat and bright sun during summer here in the Sunshine State, your ProVista lawn needs some special attention as fall begins.

Fertilization

Florida’s extremely hot summers can suck the life out of your lawn, so it’s important to replenish its nutrients in early autumn to avoid excessive or early browning as the temperature drops. Scotts recommends using their nitrogen-rich Southern Triple Action fertilizer as autumn begins, which is designed specifically for southern lawns. This fertilizer also knocks out any ant infestations in your yard and reduces the growth of cool weather weeds.

Watering

As the heat of summer eases up, you can return to watering your ProVista lawn just once per week. Make sure your entire lawn gets an even ¾” of water coverage for best performance from fall all the way to spring. Installing an automatic sprinkler system is the best way to ensure your lawn gets the exact amount of water it needs.

Mowing

You’ll notice that the growth of your ProVista lawn slows as summer turns to fall. Many ProVista lawn owners reduce their mowing to just once per month during autumn. For the best results, you should wait to mow until your grass is 5-6” tall, and never cut off more than ⅓ of the grass’ height at one time. Use extra sharp mower blades to reduce damage.

Weeding

Weed resistance is one hallmark of Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod. The roots grow so thick that there’s just no room for weeds or invasive grasses to penetrate. For stubborn weeds that still find a way through to the surface, ProVista is glyphosate-resistant as well. Just a quick spray of St. Augustine-safe weed killer in early fall and you’ll be set until spring.

When you’re ready for one of the most beautiful lawns available in Florida, call Council Growers Sod for high-quality, low-maintenance Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod. We grow ProVista St. Augustine right here on our Tampa farm, and deliver it straight to your door the same day it is harvested. This guarantees your sod will be healthy, fresh, and ready to install on your schedule. Visit www.freshsod.com or call (813) 633-8665 to order ProVista for your home today!