Our area is no stranger to summer storms that quickly roll through. We also always need to be on the lookout for hurricanes and tropical storms that can develop during this time of year. One of the best things you can do to ensure your lawn has as little damage as possible from a storm is to prepare ahead of time. Preparation is key to saving you time as well as money when it comes to storm cleanup. Here are some helpful tips:
Would you love to add some privacy to your backyard? Whether you have nosy neighbors, live on a corner lot that everyone driving by can see into, or you hear noise from a nearby major roadway, it is not uncommon to add elements to your yard to help with privacy. Not only does it make your yard more private and enjoyable, but it can also add value to your home as well. We want to share some creative ways that we have seen clients add privacy to their yards.
If you have owned your home for quite some time and it has been several years since your irrigation system was replaced, you may be in need of a new system. The same could be said for a new homeowner who is unsure of the age of the irrigation system. This leads to the discussion of knowing when it is time to upgrade your system. We want to share some helpful tips that you can use to evaluate if it may be time for a replacement.
An irrigation system is designed to help you not only reduce water waste, but also to ensure that your grass, flowers, and landscaping are getting the optimal amount of water they need to thrive. One of the best ways to ensure that your irrigation system functions properly is through regular maintenance. Periodically inspecting the different components of your irrigation system does not just help you get the most out of your system, but it should hopefully eliminate surprise repairs when something malfunctions, keeping the overall expense under control.
Are you looking to make a change to your property? Adding flowers and landscaping is one of the easiest ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home and update the appearance of the backyard. One of the biggest challenges when living in a climate such as Florida is the water needed to ensure the ground has enough moisture to make it suitable for planting and that your choices will last through the high heat of the summer. One of the best ways to be sure that any flowers, landscaping and trees will survive the summer heat is with an irrigation system. It is the best way to ensure that Mother Nature cannot affect the time and money you have put into your garden.
Insects and bugs usually bring a strong reaction out of people. Either you love them, tolerate them, or hate them. Many people’s first instinct is to kill any bug they see; however, people shouldn’t be so quick to splat or squash every insect they encounter. There are a number of insects that are helpful to our gardens, lawns, and landscaping.
With the arrival of April, we know one special day is right around the corner, Earth Day! Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and is a day that brings awareness to our environment and recognizes the need for global protection. This day is an opportunity to educate people on the importance of caring for our Earth by doing activities such as reducing and cleaning waste, using fossil fuels less, and planting trees and flowers.
Are you tired of constantly trying to remember if you turned off your sprinkler? Or do you hand water your property and wish there was an easier way? If these concerns are frustrating to you, it might be time to consider installing an irrigation system. It can be a difficult decision to make the investment, but over time, you will save money and time by removing the headache of remembering to water your property. We are answering two popular questions we often receive about irrigation systems.
Florida is an interesting state because many residents, especially retirees, have moved to the area to escape the more seasonal weather of the northern states. Our area is known for mild and snow-free winters, making it an ideal location for someone to escape the snowy, freezing winter temperatures of other areas of the country. There are also many residents who enjoy the Florida weather during the winter months and return to their home state during the summer to avoid the extreme heat we experience. The time is quickly approaching where some Florida homes will be closed for the spring and summer, allowing residents to beat the heat. We want to share some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing to close your home for an extended time:
While we experience milder weather than some other states, February is typically one of the coldest weather months in our area. We know that many of our customers are looking forward to the spring and the arrival of warmer weather, so we want to share some helpful planting tips that you can start now in order to have your garden ready when warm weather finally arrives.