When installed and maintained properly, your lawn sprinkler system should last a long time. Due to normal wear and tear, however, your sprinklers may need adjustments or repairs. Here are common issues that can occur with sprinkler systems and ways you can fix the problem.
While we don’t get snow or bitter freezing weather like our friends up north, it is important to winterize your irrigation pipes to protect them from damage during the colder months. Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your irrigation pipes so when spring comes around you won’t have costly repairs to make.
We don’t usually have to prepare for deep freezes or heavy snow in our area of Central/Southern Florida, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore the care of our lawns and landscaping just because the weather is cooler. Here are some cool weather tips for you.
The heat of summer is a thing of the past. Are you looking forward to Florida snow? If you are a homeowner with a yard, you may not be. We aren’t talking about the powdery stuff that falls from the sky. We mean the perennial wildflower, the pusley, that spreads with abandon in the cooler, drier fall and winter of Central and Southern Florida. It’s low-lying white, light purple, or pinkish flowers resemble a dusting of snow on your lawn, hence the name. While it may not bother some, many owners of carefully cultivated lawns consider it a pesky weed. Let’s take a closer look at this Florida “snow.”
You might think that in the land of sunshine that is Florida you don’t need to prepare your lawn for cooler weather. Even though our temperatures are fairly mild all year, you still need to prepare for the coming winter.
No matter your location, water is an issue when it comes to landscaping and lawns. Some areas are getting too much water, many are in drought situations, and very few areas have just the right amount. In Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties of Florida, plants are going to need supplemental watering at some time during the year. The irrigation industry has evolved to meet the changing demands to deliver water efficiently in the most economical fashion. The latest trends in the industry are centered around cutting down the amount of water waste.
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason. Most of us in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area have been enjoying the summer sun for a while now. While the summer rains do help keep our lawns green, that scorching sun can still take its toll on the turf. Here are a few tips to help you battle the summer sun to keep your lawn healthy and green during the heat.
Lush lawns and aesthetically pleasing landscaping make the outdoors a pleasure to enjoy. Well-kept lawns and landscaping do more than just look good, however. Grass, shrubs, and trees can remove pollutants from the air, provide privacy and protection, and increase your property value. Taking care of the lawn and landscaping can be challenging, but it is well worth it. One thing that helps make it easier is a professionally installed irrigation system that takes into account the different needs of the lawn and the various landscaping features.
In Florida, gardeners can grow vegetables year-round. You just need a plan of what you’d like to grow and when to plant. Different parts of Florida have different growing seasons, so you’ll want to be sure to plant when it is correct for Central Florida.
For many, images of Florida involve the ubiquitous palm tree. From the panhandle to the Keys, you’ll find palm trees swaying in the breeze. Here’s a fact you might not know: Though most often referred to as a tree, the palm is closer to a grass because of its root system. However, it is in a completely different family. Interesting right?