While it’s easy for people to escape the extreme heat of Florida summer by jumping in a pool or sitting in an air-conditioned home, your lawn doesn’t have those options. That’s why it’s important to learn about the impact of heat on grass and soil so you can keep it healthy and vibrant.
Keeping your lawn lush and green year-round in central Florida comes down to proper irrigation, fertilization and choosing the right grass type based on your location. Knowing which one to choose for your lawn depends on how much time and care you want to put into it, as some require more effort than others to thrive. Here is a list of grass types that do well in central Florida.
Besides proper watering and fertilization, lawn mowing practices can affect the health of your lawn. If you want a green, lush yard that is the envy of your neighbors, how you mow your lawn is important. Consider these tips the next time you start up your lawn mower.
Like any part of your home, residential irrigation systems need an eventual upgrade to perform optimally. 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 more costly changes down the road.
We understand that you have many options to choose from when it comes to installing and maintaining your sprinkler or irrigation system for your home or business. At Challenger Irrigation, our goal is to be more than just a company you call when you need a new system or you have a problem with your existing one. With over 25 years in business, we enjoy educating our customers and delivering exceptional service. That may require extra effort on our part, but we take pride in our work and deliver the best service possible to the people of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties.
We are often asked by customers why they need their backflow prevention assembly tested on a yearly basis. If it’s working and there’s no issue of contamination, why have it tested? The purpose of a backflow prevention device is to protect your drinking water supply from pollution and contamination. You may not realize it, but the threat of contaminants is all around.
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:
Caring for the environment is on many people’s minds these days. Recycling bins are everywhere and composting is growing in popularity. There are ways you can keep your lawn green and have an eco-friendly irrigation system at the same time, too. In general, your lawn irrigation system is meant to help conserve water. Here are some other ways you can make your system even more environmentally friendly:
While the amount of water you use each time you irrigate your lawn shouldn’t change from season to season, the irrigation frequency should. Certain seasons (usually fall and winter) will require much less water, though even in spring and summer you should be aware that too much water can harm your lawn. In fact, it is worse to overwater your lawn that underwater it. The number one reason is that too much water can decrease the oxygen level of your lawn.
With hundreds of yards of underground tubing in a typical yard, what do you do when you suspect a leak in the system? Not only do leaks waste water and cost you money, they can also damage your lawn.