Summer in Florida is a time of intense heat, frequent powerful rainstorms, and the occasional hurricane. It can be difficult to know how to properly water your lawn and landscaping to find the happy medium between experiencing drought-like symptoms and overwatering. We wanted to share the three questions that we are asked most frequently about watering your property during the summer months.
Have you recently moved into a new home? The housing market over the past year has been booming, and many families are moving into new homes. Whether moving into a newly built or existing home, there is always a learning curve with becoming acclimated to the home. This is typically seen more often with an existing home, as it can be tricky to determine how old the roof, appliances, and even the irrigation system is and when it might need to be replaced. Things like appliances and a heating system might be easier to determine, where an irrigation system can be a little tricky, especially if using a system is new to you. Even if you have lived in your home for many years, it might be time to get a maintenance check on your irrigation system to ensure that everything is working properly.
One of the benefits in living in a place such as Florida is the bonus of beautiful weather year round. While Florida natives don’t always enjoy brisk winter days, those that have transplanted from the north love getting away from brutal cold and snowy winters. The climate of Florida allows residents to enjoy their outdoor space during every season. After the past year that we have lived through, outdoor living areas have become more popular than ever. These areas can be a place to unwind after a stressful day, a space to host and entertain guests, and a place where children can release some of their endless energy.
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.