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.
Family pets play an important role in many of our lives. In fact, a lot of people treat their family pets almost like their children. You may be surprised to learn there are some aspects of your outdoor property that can be harmful to pets that spend time outdoors. We want to share these hidden dangers that you may not even realize can cause great harm to your pets.
If you have a grass lawn and landscaping on your property, an irrigation system is a wise investment of time and money. Not only can it help you save water, but it helps you avoid standing outside for hours hand watering the lawn or dragging a sprinkler around where needed. While it is possible to install an irrigation system on your own, if not done properly it can lead to costly mistakes and damage to your lawn and property. At Challenger Irrigation, we proudly serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you with an irrigation system that is best for your property and your needs. However, if you already have an irrigation system, we want to share some helpful tips to avoid costly and damaging mistakes.
While we are fortunate to have beautiful weather for most of the year, unlike other parts of the country, we do experience intense weather such as droughts, heavy rain, and hurricanes that can wreak havoc on your lawn and property. Many homeowners also frequently notice issues with mold, fungus, and bugs due to the humidity we experience, especially during this time of year. All of these issues can lead to problems with your grass. If you are looking for an option to repair and replace your lawn at one time, sod is a great choice. If you are unfamiliar, sod is a combination of the upper soil layer and grass roots that is harvested into rolls. Unlike planting grass seed, sod is already established grass that can be laid down on your property.
During the summer months, many property owners across the country are figuring out how to keep their lawns alive during the hot weather. Unlike other parts of the country that experience drought-like conditions during the summer, our area is unique in that we experience extreme heat while also getting quite a bit of rainfall. Because our area has many residents who have moved from other parts of the country, we want to share some helpful tips to ensure that your lawn remains looking beautiful throughout the summer:
Our area is no stranger to summer storms that quickly roll through. We also always need to be on the lookout for hurricanes and tropical storms that can develop during this time of year. One of the best things you can do to ensure your lawn has as little damage as possible from a storm is to prepare ahead of time. Preparation is key to saving you time as well as money when it comes to storm cleanup. Here are some helpful tips:
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.
If you have owned your home for quite some time and it has been several years since your irrigation system was replaced, you may be in need of a new system. The same could be said for a new homeowner who is unsure of the age of the irrigation system. This leads to the discussion of knowing when it is time to upgrade your system. We want to share some helpful tips that you can use to evaluate if it may be time for a replacement.
An irrigation system is designed to help you not only reduce water waste, but also to ensure that your grass, flowers, and landscaping are getting the optimal amount of water they need to thrive. One of the best ways to ensure that your irrigation system functions properly is through regular maintenance. Periodically inspecting the different components of your irrigation system does not just help you get the most out of your system, but it should hopefully eliminate surprise repairs when something malfunctions, keeping the overall expense under control.
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.