While it’s easy for people to escape the extreme heat of Florida summer by jumping in a pool or sitting in an air-conditioned home, your lawn doesn’t have those options. That’s why it’s important to learn about the impact of heat on grass and soil so you can keep it healthy and vibrant.
Besides proper watering and fertilization, lawn mowing practices can affect the health of your lawn. If you want a green, lush yard that is the envy of your neighbors, how you mow your lawn is important. Consider these tips the next time you start up your lawn mower.
Now that it’s spring, you might want to freshen up on your lawn care maintenance to ensure you have a lush, green lawn heading into the extreme heat of Florida summers. Here are several tips that will help you enjoy your lawn for many months to come:
With proper care, the average lawn mower should last 10 to 12 years. If it’s not maintained properly, however, you can cut that number in half. We’re guessing you don’t want to buy a new mower every few years, so here are some basic tips to keep it running efficiently for years to come:
Caring for the environment is on many people’s minds these days. Recycling bins are everywhere and composting is growing in popularity. There are ways you can keep your lawn green and have an eco-friendly irrigation system at the same time, too. In general, your lawn irrigation system is meant to help conserve water. Here are some other ways you can make your system even more environmentally friendly:
While the amount of water you use each time you irrigate your lawn shouldn’t change from season to season, the irrigation frequency should. Certain seasons (usually fall and winter) will require much less water, though even in spring and summer you should be aware that too much water can harm your lawn. In fact, it is worse to overwater your lawn that underwater it. The number one reason is that too much water can decrease the oxygen level of your lawn.
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.