How to Maintain Your ProVista Lawn

Lawn careIf you want a lawn that turns your neighbors green with envy, Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod is an excellent choice. ProVista has decades of research dedicated to its development, building on the superior Floratam genetics that St. Augustine grass fanatics love. A new Scotts ProVista lawn is an investment in your home’s curb appeal that can actually raise the value of your property. By learning the basics of watering, mowing, and fertilizing your ProVista lawn, you’ll keep that investment looking great all year long.

Watering

You should water your ProVista lawn with ¾” of water coverage spread evenly over the entire area. Water once per week for most of the year, but increase to twice per week during the hottest summer months. Be careful not to over-water your lawn, as this can lead to disease and fungus growth. We highly recommend installing an automatic sprinkler system to make sure your ProVista lawn gets exactly the right amount of water.

Mowing

Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod was developed to grow slowly and steadily, so it actually requires half the mowing efforts of conventional St. Augustine sod. You should keep your ProVista lawn at a height between 3-4”, and never cut more than ⅓ of the grass’ height at one time. As long as you don’t go over 2 or 3 weeks between mows, your grass height should stay just right. Using extra sharp lawn mower blades also prevents damage to your grass.

Fertilizing

Fertilize your Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod three times per year — in early spring, early summer, and early fall — for optimal growth and appearance. Use a fertilizer designed for southern lawns to help your ProVista sod stay healthy and green during Florida’s brutal summer months. Many Scotts brand fertilizers also offer pest and weed protection for your new ProVista lawn.

Proper care will keep your new Scotts ProVista St. Augustine sod healthy and beautiful for decades. If you want the best ProVista sod in Tampa Bay, get it directly from the farm at Council Growers Sod. Visit www.freshsod.com to place your ProVista St. Augustine sod order and schedule delivery straight to your door!