Why Use Mulch In Your Landscaping

If you are looking to redo your landscaping this year before the heat of summer arrives, there is one thing you cannot do without — mulch. Mulch is any type of material that is laid out as a covering over soil. It is not only used to protect the soil, but it protects the foliage nearby. For home landscaping, most homeowners prefer to use wood mulch. A layer of mulch provides many benefits and can be used around shrubs, bushes, and trees. It can also be used as a soft surface for a playground.

Landscaping Tips Ideal For Florida Weather

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.

Lawn Mowing Tips

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:

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Irrigation System?

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.

Tips For Starting A Vegetable Garden

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.

Common Florida Weeds

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.

Should I Water My Lawn This Winter?

We live in an interesting climate where we don’t experience severe winter temperatures like other areas of the country do. Even though we don’t have frigid temperatures the entire winter, we still need to adjust the way we water and care for our lawns. The grass in our area typically grows more slowly from October to March. In fact, many lawns may begin to appear yellow and brown. Your grass is not dead if this happens. It has simply become dormant for the winter and will go back to the beautiful green shade come spring.

How to Save A Damaged Lawn

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.

Protect Your Lawn This Holiday Season

We know that outdoor lawn decorations during the holidays are all the rage! Some people believe that the bigger and more decorations the better, but that is not always the case when it comes to the health of your lawn. Unfortunately, although outdoor holiday decorations are beautiful and adored by many, our lawns can’t always withstand the weight and lack of oxygen, easily becoming damaged. Follow these tips to ensure your lawn is healthy after the new year.