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.
You might think that in the land of sunshine that is Florida you don’t need to prepare your lawn for cooler weather. Even though our temperatures are fairly mild all year, you still need to prepare for the coming winter.
Lush lawns and aesthetically pleasing landscaping make the outdoors a pleasure to enjoy. Well-kept lawns and landscaping do more than just look good, however. Grass, shrubs, and trees can remove pollutants from the air, provide privacy and protection, and increase your property value. Taking care of the lawn and landscaping can be challenging, but it is well worth it. One thing that helps make it easier is a professionally installed irrigation system that takes into account the different needs of the lawn and the various landscaping features.
For many, images of Florida involve the ubiquitous palm tree. From the panhandle to the Keys, you’ll find palm trees swaying in the breeze. Here’s a fact you might not know: Though most often referred to as a tree, the palm is closer to a grass because of its root system. However, it is in a completely different family. Interesting right?
Even though the state of Florida averages over 50 inches of rain annually, there are times during the year when drought is an issue. Moreover, with limited and overstressed water resources, much of Florida has water restrictions in place to reduce water usage. This means that to be Florida-friendly year-round, drought tolerance should be a…
Spring is already upon us, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare your lawn for the approaching summer. If you are like the average homeowner, you spend around four hours every week caring for your lawn — a year-round process here in Florida! That’s a lot…
A well-manicured, green lawn is as American as apple pie — nearly 80% of all homes in the U.S. have a lawn. Installing an irrigation system makes maintaining a lawn more convenient and cost-effective, but the type of grass you use is an important factor, as well. You have a lot of choices, but there…