Many people choose to live in our area of Florida for the mild winters, although we still have our fair share of frigid days. While our daily temperature will never get anywhere close to single digits, we still have some days that reach close to or below freezing. Even though we have milder winters than other places across the country, we still have to prepare our lawns and outside landscaping for winter weather. We would hate for a frost to strike while you are unprepared and destroy areas of your property. We want to share some helpful tips to be sure that your lawn and landscaping stays protected this winter.
No matter how well you care for your lawn, there is always something outside of your control that can destroy all your hard work. If it’s not a hurricane or tropical storm, it is outdoor critters and insects. Insect infestations can cause serious damage because the problem is almost always too difficult to spot until it is too late.
Having a healthy and beautiful lawn requires a certain amount of maintenance. It’s important to make sure that your lawn is cut to the appropriate height for the season. Also, be sure to water it properly. At Challenger Irrigation, we can help you care for your lawn by installing an irrigation system. We can set up your system to ensure that your lawn is being watered properly. As much as you try to create a lawn that is beautiful, it is not uncommon for pesky weeds to get in the way. One of the easiest ways to help prevent weeds from overpowering your lawn is to apply a fertilizer that kills weeds. Before you invest in fertilizer, it is important to know what type of weeds are in your lawn.
Before you begin to plant your fall flowers, it is important to plan where the blooms will be located. Decide if you are looking for flowers that need sun or shade and then decide if you are planting in the ground and making a flower garden or if you are going to use flower pots that can be easily moved and placed around your property.
Would you love to add some privacy to your backyard? Whether you have nosy neighbors, live on a corner lot that everyone driving by can see into, or you hear noise from a nearby major roadway, it is not uncommon to add elements to your yard to help with privacy. Not only does it make your yard more private and enjoyable, but it can also add value to your home as well. We want to share some creative ways that we have seen clients add privacy to their yards.
Are you looking to make a change to your property? Adding flowers and landscaping is one of the easiest ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home and update the appearance of the backyard. One of the biggest challenges when living in a climate such as Florida is the water needed to ensure the ground has enough moisture to make it suitable for planting and that your choices will last through the high heat of the summer. One of the best ways to be sure that any flowers, landscaping and trees will survive the summer heat is with an irrigation system. It is the best way to ensure that Mother Nature cannot affect the time and money you have put into your garden.
With the arrival of April, we know one special day is right around the corner, Earth Day! Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and is a day that brings awareness to our environment and recognizes the need for global protection. This day is an opportunity to educate people on the importance of caring for our Earth by doing activities such as reducing and cleaning waste, using fossil fuels less, and planting trees and flowers.
While we experience milder weather than some other states, February is typically one of the coldest weather months in our area. We know that many of our customers are looking forward to the spring and the arrival of warmer weather, so we want to share some helpful planting tips that you can start now in order to have your garden ready when warm weather finally arrives.
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.