Temperatures are starting to drop here in Gainesville, which is exactly why you want to make sure you set aside some time to winterize your lawn. Winterizing is the best way to protect your grass, plants, and garden as the seasons transition while also maintaining any sprinklers or lawn care systems that you have implemented in your landscape. 

In today’s blog, the team at Gainesville Lawnscaping is going to go over a few of the things that you can do to ensure your Florida lawn is prepared for the cold weather that lies ahead. Let’s go ahead and jump right in. 

Mow Your Lawn

One of the very first things that you’re going to want to do is mow your lawn. As silly as it may sound to mow your lawn right before the winter season sets in, cutting your grass can do quite a bit of good. To ensure we’re all on the same page, you don’t want to trim your lawn as short as you do during the summer months, because a little bit of height will protect your lawn from the cold. With that being said, ensuring your lawn isn’t overgrown will also reduce the chance of pests during the cooler months and leave your lawn looking so much cleaner! 

Avoid Fertilization

While lawns in Florida are known for staying green even during the colder months of the year, you want to avoid fertilization after September. Fertilization encourages the growth of grass, and though that may not sound like a bad thing, it can lead to your grass being responsive to the cold temperatures, which isn’t ideal here in Gainesville where temperatures are usually high. 


If you have patchy parts of your yard that you’d like to see fill in in the next year, purchase some grass seed and sprinkle it over the desired areas. With the added moisture of this time of year and the additional seeds that you’ve put on the lawn, you increase the chances of having a green and healthy lawn in the year to come. This a quick and easy way to improve the appearance and health of your lawn before winter. 

Add Mulch Around Plants

Having a little bit of protection around the roots of your plants is entirely necessary when temperatures drop. Whether you have trees or bushes in your lawn, adding some mulch to protect the roots is going to provide them with that extra warmth they need to make it through the winter. This is another quick and affordable task that you can get done before winter settles in and will do so much good for both the appearance and health of your lawn.

Contact Gainesville Lawnscapes Today

Maintaining your lawn prior to winter is a must if you’re wanting to enjoy a healthy, beautiful lawn in the year to come. While the points that we’ve mentioned above aren’t terribly time consuming, we fully understand wanting to make sure that you’re winterizing your lawn properly. Gainesville Lawnscaping is proud to provide a wide range of lawn care services to both residents and commercial properties in the Gainesville area

Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule winterizing services for lawn. We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote and get them booked for you.