Are you tired of watering your lawn, flowers, and shrubbery with a hose or manual sprinkler? An irrigation system provides many benefits to homeowners who are looking to simplify their outdoor responsibilities. An irrigation system uses a series of hoses, tubes, pumps, sprays, and sprinkler heads to water an area. At Challenger Irrigation, we are happy to help our customers through the installation process from start to finish.
One thing that Florida is known for is the unpredictable rainfall we see, especially during the summer months. It may seem like it rains a lot here during this time of year, and while it does, the rain is usually a fast downpour that is over quickly. This type of rain is not helpful to your lawn and other landscaping. The rainwater does not have time to absorb into the ground before it evaporates. The summer sun is extremely strong and quickly dries the rain, leading to dead grass and landscaping. In the fall and spring, there can be long periods without rain. If you are looking to have a beautiful lawn with landscaping, an irrigation system will be beneficial.
Are you planning on doing some spring cleaning in your yard? Now is the perfect time to inspect your lawn and landscaping for any areas that need improvement. Perhaps you have suffered damage from a prior rainstorm and have postponed making the necessary changes. Maintaining outdoor landscaping can be challenging in our climate. We experience extremely high heat in the summer along with heavy rainfall and the possibility of a hurricane or heavy winds. It is important to have landscaping that is appealing while being able to withstand the elements.
Do you take great pride in your lawn? There are many factors that can contribute to a beautiful, lush, green lawn, such as weather, watering technique, fertilization, and lawn mowing practice. If you cut your own lawn, and you have been less than thrilled with the appearance recently, we are sorry to tell you, but you may be to blame. Not cutting your lawn properly can lead to damaged grass that looks less than ideal. We want to share some lawn mowing tips to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams:
One of the most stressful aspects of owning a home is keeping up with home maintenance and making updates so you don’t experience an emergency in your home or on your property. One area of your home that you have to remember to maintain is your irrigation system. Just like any appliance in your home, irrigation systems need regular maintenance and will need to be replaced from time to time. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from costly interventions down the road.
Over the past few years, farm-to-table restaurants have become extremely popular, introducing more people to the idea of growing their own food. Also, with higher grocery prices, more people than ever before are becoming interested in adding a vegetable garden to their property to help with food expenses each month. Before starting your garden, it is important to decide which vegetables and herbs you want to harvest. It is also important to map out your yard and determine which location gets ideal sunlight. Finally, it is important to determine if you want your garden to be directly in the soil or if you are interested in building a raised garden bed. Here are some tips to help you have a successful garden.
Even if you take excellent care of your lawn, it is always possible for it to become damaged. With the holiday season upon us, inflatables are on the rise, which are huge contributors to damaged lawns during this time of year. The size and weight of the inflatable doesn’t allow proper oxygen to reach the grass, not to mention that the stakes that are used to keep the object in place can also cause damage to the lawn. Additionally, fall and winter storms can cause serious damage to your lawn and lead to the need for repairs. Thankfully, it is possible to restore your lawn without needing to replace all of the grass on your property.
Now that the blazing hot days of summer are behind us, it’s hard to believe that it is time to start preparing our lawns for the winter. Even though Florida doesn’t often get very cold, it’s still a good time to start preparing your lawn for our winter weather. Less sunlight, cooler temperatures, and shorter days all contribute to slower growing lawns. Grass in Florida goes dormant in the winter time, drastically slowing and even stopping the growth rate. Taking steps to winterize your lawn keeps it healthy in cold conditions. Use these tips to protect your lawn this winter.
They’re fuzzy, they’re cute, and they made great Disney characters, but the truth is, some mammals will wreak havoc on your Hernando County lawn. Before you go Rambo on Thumper or Bambi, you might want to learn a few other tricks that will help you get rid of pesky critters without traumatizing your family. These…
In Hernando County, you can’t look in a single direction without seeing a University of Florida emblem. From flags and bumper stickers to T-shirts and welcome mats, the folks in Spring Hill, Brooksville, and other UF-adjacent areas LOVE their Gators. At Challenger Irrigation, we love them, too — but probably not for the reasons you’d…