Don’t Bug Out! Some Insects Are Beneficial To Your Property

Insects and bugs usually bring a strong reaction out of people. Either you love them, tolerate them, or hate them. Many people’s first instinct is to kill any bug they see; however, people shouldn’t be so quick to splat or squash every insect they encounter. There are a number of insects that are helpful to our gardens, lawns, and landscaping.

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.

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.

FAQ About Water Usage This Summer

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.

When To Upgrade Your Irrigation System

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.

How To Create An Outdoor Oasis

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.