My Grass Looks Dead…Should I Water It?

Over the past many months, we have seen a large influx of new residents to our area. Real estate across the country is seeing record highs, and people are looking to make a change. Florida is a unique climate compared to the northern states. There is no harsh winter, and many believe that it is summer all year long. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Although our temperatures are mild as compared to other locations, we do have a winter season.

Creating A Low-Maintenance Yard

Although you may not be busy caring for your Florida yard during this time of year, you may be dreaming of the spring and summer and the changes you would like to see. Would you love a low-maintenance yard that doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, raked, or treated for weeds? There is no better time to plan the perfect low-maintenance yard than the winter. It could be ready for you to enjoy this spring!

The Great Christmas Tree Debate: Real Versus Artificial

For many years, there has been a debate of which is better — a real Christmas tree or an artificial one. Some consumers are extremely passionate about their choice and will argue why their preference is better. For some, the concern is the yearly cost of choosing a real tree, others are concerned about the effect on the environment, and for many, tradition and nostalgia drive their decision.

How to Prepare Your Outdoor Property for the Colder Weather

Many Florida residents have moved here from the north to enjoy the mild winters common for our state. Florida also has a number of residents who spend their winters here and relocate during the hot summer months. Although our area doesn’t experience extremely cold temperatures during the entire fall and winter season, we do have to deal with short stretches of cold weather and occasional winter freezes. It is important to prepare your property and irrigation systems before the cold weather hits. This will help to prevent any damage and the need for extensive and expensive repairs.

Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space Even in Cooler Weather

One of the biggest perks of living in a state like Florida is the beautiful weather we experience year round. During the late fall and early winter, many who live in northern states are packing up their outdoor furniture and patio sets in preparation for spending more time indoors. Although we do get some cooler weather, it doesn’t normally get cold enough to send Floridians indoors. Here are some fun ideas to help you and your family enjoy the cooler weather.

Fall Q&A to Help With Your Watering and Landscaping Needs

Being a homeowner can get overwhelming at times. The excitement over owning a home can start to waiver when the list of improvements, upgrades, and repairs starts to grow. First time homeowners and new Florida residents seem to have a particularly difficult time with this. We wanted to offer our help and answer some popular questions as well as provide some tips to help prepare the exterior of the home as well as your irrigation needs for the fall weather.

Hurricane and Storm Recovery Tips

Florida is no stranger to storms this time of year. Being that hurricane season lasts through November, we are not yet out of the woods in terms of avoiding some heavy hitting storms. Even if there are no hurricane threats, Florida is notorious for tropical storms and heavy, pounding rain during this season. We have previously shared how to prepare prior to a storm, but what happens after the storm comes through? Residents who have lived in Florida for many years are no stranger to storm clean-up, but new residents can easily become overwhelmed at what to tackle first.

Why It’s Important To Switch To Hand Watering

September does not bring a shortage of rain to our area, so you might be wondering why we would recommend hand watering, or watering of any kind for that matter. It is important to remember, especially if you are new to living in Florida, that for much of the summer Florida experiences drought conditions. This is the reason why many counties, such as those we service, have water restrictions. When the rainy season ends, many of our clients still need to water their landscaping to keep it looking beautiful or possibly to bring it back to life.

Ways To Deal With Unwanted Critters

Many people enjoy watching birds, squirrels, rabbits, and other animals that wander into their yard. However, there is a good chance that some or all of the wildlife in your yard can become a little too at home and start to wreak havoc on your property. Animals can quickly destroy a garden that you worked hard to grow, eat all of your beautiful landscaping, and even damage and uproot your irrigation system. This damage only leads to frustration and added costs. We wanted to share some tips to help you protect your property, and sanity, from these pesky critters.