Many people are choosing a more organic and natural way of life. Since the pandemic and with the current high cost of groceries, more people than ever are planting gardens in their yards. In garden culture, using natural growing agents and pesticides is important. More and more people are choosing a natural approach for their lawns as well. This is particularly important if you have children and pets who may be running and playing on the lawn. Here are some tips to help you transition to using natural products for your lawn:
If you are looking to redo your landscaping this year before the heat of summer arrives, there is one thing you cannot do without — mulch. Mulch is any type of material that is laid out as a covering over soil. It is not only used to protect the soil, but it protects the foliage nearby. For home landscaping, most homeowners prefer to use wood mulch. A layer of mulch provides many benefits and can be used around shrubs, bushes, and trees. It can also be used as a soft surface for a playground.
If you are looking for a way to cut down on waste and help the environment, you may consider composting. Composting is the natural process of recycling plant and food waste and leaving it to eventually turn into usable soil. The soil from composting is nutrient rich and can be used in your yard, garden, or flower beds.
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.
Are you concerned about the appearance of your lawn and feel like you will need to revamp your entire property? No need to worry! Your lawn is currently dormant and not growing. During this time of year, grass in our area becomes dormant, does not grow and, in many cases, may give the appearance of being dead. Before we know it, the Florida winter weather will be gone, and we will be back to the warm weather. One of the best ways to prepare your lawn for the spring and summer weather is with the use of fertilizer. There are simple steps that you can take now to ensure that, when the time is right, your lawn appears lush, green and beautiful.
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.
Now that it’s spring, you might want to freshen up on your lawn care maintenance to ensure you have a lush, green lawn heading into the extreme heat of Florida summers. Here are several tips that will help you enjoy your lawn for many months to come:
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.
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.
Spring is already upon us, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare your lawn for the approaching summer. If you are like the average homeowner, you spend around four hours every week caring for your lawn — a year-round process here in Florida! That’s a lot…