With hundreds of yards of underground tubing in a typical yard, what do you do when you suspect a leak in the system? Not only do leaks waste water and cost you money, they can also damage your lawn.
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.
While we don’t get snow or bitter freezing weather like our friends up north, it is important to winterize your irrigation pipes to protect them from damage during the colder months. Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your irrigation pipes so when spring comes around you won’t have costly repairs to make.
We don’t usually have to prepare for deep freezes or heavy snow in our area of Central/Southern Florida, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore the care of our lawns and landscaping just because the weather is cooler. Here are some cool weather tips for you.
The heat of summer is a thing of the past. Are you looking forward to Florida snow? If you are a homeowner with a yard, you may not be. We aren’t talking about the powdery stuff that falls from the sky. We mean the perennial wildflower, the pusley, that spreads with abandon in the cooler, drier fall and winter of Central and Southern Florida. It’s low-lying white, light purple, or pinkish flowers resemble a dusting of snow on your lawn, hence the name. While it may not bother some, many owners of carefully cultivated lawns consider it a pesky weed. Let’s take a closer look at this Florida “snow.”
No matter your location, water is an issue when it comes to landscaping and lawns. Some areas are getting too much water, many are in drought situations, and very few areas have just the right amount. In Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties of Florida, plants are going to need supplemental watering at some time during the year. The irrigation industry has evolved to meet the changing demands to deliver water efficiently in the most economical fashion. The latest trends in the industry are centered around cutting down the amount of water waste.
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason. Most of us in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area have been enjoying the summer sun for a while now. While the summer rains do help keep our lawns green, that scorching sun can still take its toll on the turf. Here are a few tips to help you battle the summer sun to keep your lawn healthy and green during the heat.
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.
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…