This summer has been hot, hot, hot! You are probably eagerly awaiting the cooler months. With the official arrival of fall in a few short weeks, it is a great time to start preparing your lawn to be sure it remains healthy and thriving when it finally gets colder outside. Here are some helpful tips you can start today!
Florida has plenty of pests to bother you while you are trying to enjoy your outdoor living space. Not only are they a nuisance to people, but some pests can destroy your lawn and landscaping. We wanted to share some tips to help prevent a problem from developing:
Would you love to improve the appearance of your grass and are debating whether to install sod? Sod can be a beautiful way to enhance the curb appeal of your property. If you are unfamiliar, sod is the top surface of the ground that has a thin layer of soil and grass that is already well established. When sod is placed on your property, it is important to follow specific directions to ensure the grass on the sod continues to grow roots that will attach to the existing soil. Sod can be an expensive investment, so we feel it is important to do everything you can to ensure success.
Many people are choosing a more organic and natural way of life. Since the pandemic and with the current high cost of groceries, more people than ever are planting gardens in their yards. In garden culture, using natural growing agents and pesticides is important. More and more people are choosing a natural approach for their lawns as well. This is particularly important if you have children and pets who may be running and playing on the lawn. Here are some tips to help you transition to using natural products for your lawn:
Spending the summer in Florida is quite a unique experience, especially if you are not originally from the area. Florida is known for the high temperatures, especially during the summer months. It can be very difficult for grass, landscaping, and vegetation to survive during this time. Although we have very heavy rainfall during these months, this type of rain does more harm than good to your property.
One thing that Florida is known for is the unpredictable rainfall we see, especially during the summer months. It may seem like it rains a lot here during this time of year, and while it does, the rain is usually a fast downpour that is over quickly. This type of rain is not helpful to your lawn and other landscaping. The rainwater does not have time to absorb into the ground before it evaporates. The summer sun is extremely strong and quickly dries the rain, leading to dead grass and landscaping. In the fall and spring, there can be long periods without rain. If you are looking to have a beautiful lawn with landscaping, an irrigation system will be beneficial.
If you have a yard, then you know that caring for it can be a full-time job. Between mowing, cleaning up after storms, and planting, it may seem like the list is neverending. While it would be amazing to be able to hire a gardener, we aren’t all that lucky. If you have children, then you are in luck! Young children are always willing to lend a helping hand if they think they are doing something special. Children enjoy helping with yard work because they are able to work with dirt and spend time outdoors. We wanted to share some important tips when working with your children in the yard:
We know that many of our customers are loving that the summer season is starting in a few short days. Even though it has been warm in Florida for some time, there is always something exciting about the official start of summer. One aspect of summer that we are not looking forward to is the onslaught of mosquitoes. There is nothing to like about mosquitoes. They make their presence known and leave you feeling itchy and uncomfortable when you are bitten. One way that you can help eliminate or reduce the number of mosquitoes is by adding certain plants to your yard. Not only can certain plants help repel mosquitoes, but they can also add curb appeal to your property. Plants that can help include:
Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have a way with planting vegetables, shrubs, and flowers, while others seem to kill everything they touch? Sometimes, it is not a green thumb like some people seem to think, but just an understanding of what is needed to help everything grow properly. When planning to redo the shrubs, plants, and trees on your property, many people choose to use a landscaper because they are not familiar with what plants, trees, and flowers grow in our area. There are some people who choose to do the landscaping themselves because they want to keep costs lower or they just want to try doing it on their own. If you are attempting to plant your own landscaping, you should get familiar with growing zones. Growing zones are determined by the typical annual temperatures in that region. Certain maps also take into consideration the amount of rainfall per year.
If you are looking to redo your landscaping this year before the heat of summer arrives, there is one thing you cannot do without — mulch. Mulch is any type of material that is laid out as a covering over soil. It is not only used to protect the soil, but it protects the foliage nearby. For home landscaping, most homeowners prefer to use wood mulch. A layer of mulch provides many benefits and can be used around shrubs, bushes, and trees. It can also be used as a soft surface for a playground.