We know that we are still in the middle of winter, but we feel that it is never too soon to start planning out what ideas you have for your lawn in the warmer months. Before we know it, the weather will change and it will be the perfect time to plant grass seed.
While our Florida winters don’t have the snowfall that some of the northern states may see in the winter, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have our own problems to deal with. Frost is a very real problem that can cause damage to your lawn and plants.
The nip in the Florida air might have you dreaming of spring weather and beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. Unfortunately, if you are one of the many Florida residents dealing with sandy soil, you have never let your dreams become reality. Today is the day that can all change with the addition of nutrient-rich soil created through composting, the natural process of using the air to decompose, or break down, organic material into soil.
Having a green lawn does not only come with aesthetic benefits. Many people don’t know that a lawn can help cool down your home, that it releases a significant amount of oxygen, and that it captures dirt and dust, thus helping to keep your family healthy. Plus, when you have a gorgeous lawn, you can use it for various activities, like hosting BBQ’s in your yard. While we all strive to have a healthy and beautiful lawn, a lot of us have trouble actually creating one. Fortunately, we have gathered some useful tips to help you have an easier time taking care of your lawn and make it the envy of the neighborhood.
Do you see pictures of the fall foliage of the Northeast and dream of experiencing that in Florida? While we Floridians don’t get the chance to see changing leaves that magically fall to the ground, we can experience the beautiful fall colors in our gardens. And while our friends in the Northeast have to clean out and winterize their gardens and flowerbeds, we get to experience year-round blooms. Here are some tips to help with fall gardening and bringing those beautiful rich colors of fall to life in your yard.
With hurricane season in full swing, it can be stressful to figure out how to protect your lawn and property from strong winds and rain. While much of the situation is out of your hands, there are some things you can do to minimize damage if and when a hurricane strikes.
Do you live near a busy road or neighborhood and wish you could somehow reduce the noise? Even if it’s the sound of an air conditioner, ambient noise can increase stress levels. The good news is that you can use landscaping to create a buffer from the noise and give you a sense of privacy.
Thinking about putting your home up for sale soon and wondering what you can do to boost the value? What’s outside your home is just as important as what’s in it. The National Association of Realtors found that 74% of Realtors suggest sellers complete a landscape maintenance program before putting their home on the market and 17% of those surveyed said recent landscape improvements have led to a sale.
While lawn irrigation systems can make your life easier and keep your grass looking healthy, there are some things you should be aware of that can cause issues. Here is a list of what to watch out for:
While it’s easy for people to escape the extreme heat of Florida summer by jumping in a pool or sitting in an air-conditioned home, your lawn doesn’t have those options. That’s why it’s important to learn about the impact of heat on grass and soil so you can keep it healthy and vibrant.