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!
Are you planning to take advantage of the current sellers market and list your home in the near future? When selling your home, it is important to remember that curb appeal can make or break the interest of a potential buyer. The outside of the home is the first glance for a potential buyer when scrolling on a real estate website or doing a drive by through local neighborhoods. An attractive and well-maintained exterior of your home can not only increase interest, but can potentially increase the value of your home as well.
We know that we are still in the middle of winter, but we feel that it is never too soon to start planning out what ideas you have for your lawn in the warmer months. Before we know it, the weather will change and it will be the perfect time to plant grass seed.
December has arrived, and the sights and sounds have transitioned to everything Christmas and the holidays. You can’t escape the twinkling lights, cheery songs, tasty treats, and Christmas trees. Year after year, the hard decision needs to be made between real trees or artificial ones. If you love the smell and feel of a real tree but are concerned about the sustainability factor, there is a perfect option for you. A living Christmas tree gives you the enjoyment of a real tree during the holiday season, with the ability to transition it to an outdoor landscape that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Do you live near a busy road or neighborhood and wish you could somehow reduce the noise? Even if it’s the sound of an air conditioner, ambient noise can increase stress levels. The good news is that you can use landscaping to create a buffer from the noise and give you a sense of privacy.
Thinking about putting your home up for sale soon and wondering what you can do to boost the value? What’s outside your home is just as important as what’s in it. The National Association of Realtors found that 74% of Realtors suggest sellers complete a landscape maintenance program before putting their home on the market and 17% of those surveyed said recent landscape improvements have led to a sale.
If you enjoy watching beautiful butterflies, birds and other small animals frolicking in your yard, then you might consider creating a welcoming habitat for these creatures using the greenery, flowers and other outdoor features you add to your yard. Trees, shrubs and plants can provide shelter for birds and other small animals while water features and flowers provide them with needed sustenance. At the same time, it’s important to keep your lawn and greenery healthy with an irrigation system that consistently distributes just the right amount of water.
While the goal of both commercial and residential landscaping is to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor experience to compliment the building, there are slight differences between the two that need to be considered when planning things like irrigation systems and plantings.
At Challenger Irrigation, we know how much value and enjoyment a properly maintained lawn can create for homeowners. Since we love our job of caring for lawns so much, we thought we’d give you ten facts about them that just might make you appreciate them a little more.