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.

Hurricane and Storm Recovery Tips

Florida is no stranger to storms this time of year. Being that hurricane season lasts through November, we are not yet out of the woods in terms of avoiding some heavy hitting storms. Even if there are no hurricane threats, Florida is notorious for tropical storms and heavy, pounding rain during this season. We have previously shared how to prepare prior to a storm, but what happens after the storm comes through? Residents who have lived in Florida for many years are no stranger to storm clean-up, but new residents can easily become overwhelmed at what to tackle first.

Why It’s Important To Switch To Hand Watering

September does not bring a shortage of rain to our area, so you might be wondering why we would recommend hand watering, or watering of any kind for that matter. It is important to remember, especially if you are new to living in Florida, that for much of the summer Florida experiences drought conditions. This is the reason why many counties, such as those we service, have water restrictions. When the rainy season ends, many of our clients still need to water their landscaping to keep it looking beautiful or possibly to bring it back to life.

Going Green – Using a Natural Approach to Caring for Your Lawn and Landscaping

Natural and organic materials have taken the world by storm. Everything from food to clothing can be found with natural and healthy ingredients. Many adults are choosing to live a more natural lifestyle and looking for ways to promote healthy and non-chemical choices. When thinking about outdoor care, for many years, there were only toxic and chemical-filled pesticides available. It led to the discovery of using more natural and clean ingredients to keep your lawn and landscaping thriving.

How to Fix Dead Grass

Have you been slowly watching your grass deteriorate and are now at the point of no return? Maybe you thought your grass was dormant and now that we are in the middle of summer you are realizing that your grass is actually dead. Grass goes through a lot. It deals with frequent changes in weather, drought conditions, heavy rain, pesticide treatments, and if pets or children are around, it is trampled frequently. It’s no surprise that there are times that grass does not survive. Whether you have numerous dead patches or the entire lawn needs a redo, we want to share some helpful tips to bring your lawn back to life.