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.
Keeping your lawn lush and green year-round in central Florida comes down to proper irrigation, fertilization and choosing the right grass type based on your location. Knowing which one to choose for your lawn depends on how much time and care you want to put into it, as some require more effort than others to thrive. Here is a list of grass types that do well in central Florida.
Besides proper watering and fertilization, lawn mowing practices can affect the health of your lawn. If you want a green, lush yard that is the envy of your neighbors, how you mow your lawn is important. Consider these tips the next time you start up your lawn mower.
Like any part of your home, residential irrigation systems need an eventual upgrade to perform optimally. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from more costly changes down the road.
We are often asked by customers why they need their backflow prevention assembly tested on a yearly basis. If it’s working and there’s no issue of contamination, why have it tested? The purpose of a backflow prevention device is to protect your drinking water supply from pollution and contamination. You may not realize it, but the threat of contaminants is all around.
With proper care, the average lawn mower should last 10 to 12 years. If it’s not maintained properly, however, you can cut that number in half. We’re guessing you don’t want to buy a new mower every few years, so here are some basic tips to keep it running efficiently for years to come:
While the amount of water you use each time you irrigate your lawn shouldn’t change from season to season, the irrigation frequency should. Certain seasons (usually fall and winter) will require much less water, though even in spring and summer you should be aware that too much water can harm your lawn. In fact, it is worse to overwater your lawn that underwater it. The number one reason is that too much water can decrease the oxygen level of your lawn.
With hundreds of yards of underground tubing in a typical yard, what do you do when you suspect a leak in the system? Not only do leaks waste water and cost you money, they can also damage your lawn.