Many Florida residents have moved here from the north to enjoy the mild winters common for our state. Florida also has a number of residents who spend their winters here and relocate during the hot summer months. Although our area doesn’t experience extremely cold temperatures during the entire fall and winter season, we do have to deal with short stretches of cold weather and occasional winter freezes. It is important to prepare your property and irrigation systems before the cold weather hits. This will help to prevent any damage and the need for extensive and expensive repairs.
One of the biggest perks of living in a state like Florida is the beautiful weather we experience year round. During the late fall and early winter, many who live in northern states are packing up their outdoor furniture and patio sets in preparation for spending more time indoors. Although we do get some cooler weather, it doesn’t normally get cold enough to send Floridians indoors. Here are some fun ideas to help you and your family enjoy the cooler weather.
Being a homeowner can get overwhelming at times. The excitement over owning a home can start to waiver when the list of improvements, upgrades, and repairs starts to grow. First time homeowners and new Florida residents seem to have a particularly difficult time with this. We wanted to offer our help and answer some popular questions as well as provide some tips to help prepare the exterior of the home as well as your irrigation needs for the fall weather.
Florida is no stranger to storms this time of year. Being that hurricane season lasts through November, we are not yet out of the woods in terms of avoiding some heavy hitting storms. Even if there are no hurricane threats, Florida is notorious for tropical storms and heavy, pounding rain during this season. We have previously shared how to prepare prior to a storm, but what happens after the storm comes through? Residents who have lived in Florida for many years are no stranger to storm clean-up, but new residents can easily become overwhelmed at what to tackle first.
September does not bring a shortage of rain to our area, so you might be wondering why we would recommend hand watering, or watering of any kind for that matter. It is important to remember, especially if you are new to living in Florida, that for much of the summer Florida experiences drought conditions. This is the reason why many counties, such as those we service, have water restrictions. When the rainy season ends, many of our clients still need to water their landscaping to keep it looking beautiful or possibly to bring it back to life.
Many people enjoy watching birds, squirrels, rabbits, and other animals that wander into their yard. However, there is a good chance that some or all of the wildlife in your yard can become a little too at home and start to wreak havoc on your property. Animals can quickly destroy a garden that you worked hard to grow, eat all of your beautiful landscaping, and even damage and uproot your irrigation system. This damage only leads to frustration and added costs. We wanted to share some tips to help you protect your property, and sanity, from these pesky critters.
Natural and organic materials have taken the world by storm. Everything from food to clothing can be found with natural and healthy ingredients. Many adults are choosing to live a more natural lifestyle and looking for ways to promote healthy and non-chemical choices. When thinking about outdoor care, for many years, there were only toxic and chemical-filled pesticides available. It led to the discovery of using more natural and clean ingredients to keep your lawn and landscaping thriving.
Have you been slowly watching your grass deteriorate and are now at the point of no return? Maybe you thought your grass was dormant and now that we are in the middle of summer you are realizing that your grass is actually dead. Grass goes through a lot. It deals with frequent changes in weather, drought conditions, heavy rain, pesticide treatments, and if pets or children are around, it is trampled frequently. It’s no surprise that there are times that grass does not survive. Whether you have numerous dead patches or the entire lawn needs a redo, we want to share some helpful tips to bring your lawn back to life.
Florida is seeing an influx of new residents who are moving from out of state. Many of our new Florida residents and customers have never experienced a hurricane season here. While residents who live along the entire east coast may have experienced their share of hurricanes and tropical storms, the preparation in Florida is slightly different because we have the potential to experience a greater frequency of storms.
Summer in Florida is a time of intense heat, frequent powerful rainstorms, and the occasional hurricane. It can be difficult to know how to properly water your lawn and landscaping to find the happy medium between experiencing drought-like symptoms and overwatering. We wanted to share the three questions that we are asked most frequently about watering your property during the summer months.