Protect Your Lawn This Holiday Season

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.

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.

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:

Don’t Bug Out! Some Insects Are Beneficial To Your Property

Insects and bugs usually bring a strong reaction out of people. Either you love them, tolerate them, or hate them. Many people’s first instinct is to kill any bug they see; however, people shouldn’t be so quick to splat or squash every insect they encounter. There are a number of insects that are helpful to our gardens, lawns, and landscaping.

Preparing Your Florida Home Before Leaving For The Summer

Florida is an interesting state because many residents, especially retirees, have moved to the area to escape the more seasonal weather of the northern states. Our area is known for mild and snow-free winters, making it an ideal location for someone to escape the snowy, freezing winter temperatures of other areas of the country. There are also many residents who enjoy the Florida weather during the winter months and return to their home state during the summer to avoid the extreme heat we experience. The time is quickly approaching where some Florida homes will be closed for the spring and summer, allowing residents to beat the heat. We want to share some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing to close your home for an extended time:

My Grass Looks Dead…Should I Water It?

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.

Creating A Low-Maintenance Yard

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!

Fall Q&A to Help With Your Watering and Landscaping Needs

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.