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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the arrival of April, we know one special day is right around the corner, Earth Day! Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and is a day that brings awareness to our environment and recognizes the need for global protection. This day is an opportunity to educate people on the importance of caring for our Earth by doing activities such as reducing and cleaning waste, using fossil fuels less, and planting trees and flowers.
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.