September does not bring a shortage of rain to our area, so you might be wondering why we would recommend hand watering, or watering of any kind for that matter. It is important to remember, especially if you are new to living in Florida, that for much of the summer Florida experiences drought conditions. This is the reason why many counties, such as those we service, have water restrictions. When the rainy season ends, many of our clients still need to water their landscaping to keep it looking beautiful or possibly to bring it back to life.
Every year on April 22nd we celebrate a special holiday to honor the Earth. Originated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated by the world to show our appreciation for the environment. It is a special time that we are able to recognize how fragile our planet is, educate the population on ways to care for the planet, and share the importance of using items to support sustainability. Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement, with the end goal being for each person to treat everyday like Earth Day.
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.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to go into your own yard and pick a fresh tomato off the vine for your salad? Have you noticed the taste of lettuce, peppers and zucchini is more flavorful from a garden than the supermarket? If you think gardening is too complicated and you don’t have enough time to master it, here are some basic tips that can get you started.
At Challenger Irrigation, we know how much value and enjoyment a properly maintained lawn can create for homeowners. Since we love our job of caring for lawns so much, we thought we’d give you ten facts about them that just might make you appreciate them a little more.
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.
In Florida, gardeners can grow vegetables year-round. You just need a plan of what you’d like to grow and when to plant. Different parts of Florida have different growing seasons, so you’ll want to be sure to plant when it is correct for Central Florida.
For many, images of Florida involve the ubiquitous palm tree. From the panhandle to the Keys, you’ll find palm trees swaying in the breeze. Here’s a fact you might not know: Though most often referred to as a tree, the palm is closer to a grass because of its root system. However, it is in a completely different family. Interesting right?
Even though the state of Florida averages over 50 inches of rain annually, there are times during the year when drought is an issue. Moreover, with limited and overstressed water resources, much of Florida has water restrictions in place to reduce water usage. This means that to be Florida-friendly year-round, drought tolerance should be a…
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…