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.
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.
Are you tired of constantly trying to remember if you turned off your sprinkler? Or do you hand water your property and wish there was an easier way? If these concerns are frustrating to you, it might be time to consider installing an irrigation system. It can be a difficult decision to make the investment, but over time, you will save money and time by removing the headache of remembering to water your property. We are answering two popular questions we often receive about irrigation systems.
Florida is an interesting state because many residents, especially retirees, have moved to the area to escape the more seasonal weather of the northern states. Our area is known for mild and snow-free winters, making it an ideal location for someone to escape the snowy, freezing winter temperatures of other areas of the country. There are also many residents who enjoy the Florida weather during the winter months and return to their home state during the summer to avoid the extreme heat we experience. The time is quickly approaching where some Florida homes will be closed for the spring and summer, allowing residents to beat the heat. We want to share some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing to close your home for an extended time:
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.
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.
Over the past many months, we have seen a large influx of new residents to our area. Real estate across the country is seeing record highs, and people are looking to make a change. Florida is a unique climate compared to the northern states. There is no harsh winter, and many believe that it is summer all year long. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Although our temperatures are mild as compared to other locations, we do have a winter season.
Although you may not be busy caring for your Florida yard during this time of year, you may be dreaming of the spring and summer and the changes you would like to see. Would you love a low-maintenance yard that doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, raked, or treated for weeds? There is no better time to plan the perfect low-maintenance yard than the winter. It could be ready for you to enjoy this spring!
We Don’t Want To Burst Your Bubble — What To Do When Water Pipes Burst Many people love to live in Florida due to the mild winters and the vast difference in temperatures from the winters experienced in the North. That being said, it is not unheard of to experience cold and freezing temperatures from…
For many years, there has been a debate of which is better — a real Christmas tree or an artificial one. Some consumers are extremely passionate about their choice and will argue why their preference is better. For some, the concern is the yearly cost of choosing a real tree, others are concerned about the effect on the environment, and for many, tradition and nostalgia drive their decision.