Preparing Your Lawn And Property For Winter

You are probably ready to see the end of fall and the end of hurricane season. This year has been rather difficult for the state of Florida, and we are ready to move forward. While we have rather mild winters in our area, there are still certain precautions we need to take with our lawns, irrigation systems, and outdoor properties. Over the past few years, we have seen colder temperatures come on suddenly and then fluctuate, with warmer weather in between cold snaps. Preparing for the winter now will help to prevent serious damage from occurring should the temperatures suddenly drop.

When Is It Time To Call A Professional?

There are many people who love completing DIY projects when working on their homes, and there are others who are more than happy to let a professional tackle their wishlists. While it is perfectly acceptable to tackle and try many home projects, there are some tasks, especially when it comes to your irrigation system, that should be left to the professionals. Unfortunately, if you are unsure how to complete certain tasks, it can lead to serious and expensive repairs.

Hidden Pet Dangers In Your Yard

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.

Irrigation System Mistakes To Avoid

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.

Tips For Planting New Sod

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.

Tips for a Healthy Summer Lawn

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:

Protect Your Lawn From Summer Storms

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:

Ways To Add Privacy To Your Yard

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.