Many Florida residents have moved here from the north to enjoy the mild winters common for our state. Florida also has a number of residents who spend their winters here and relocate during the hot summer months. Although our area doesn’t experience extremely cold temperatures during the entire fall and winter season, we do have to deal with short stretches of cold weather and occasional winter freezes. It is important to prepare your property and irrigation systems before the cold weather hits. This will help to prevent any damage and the need for extensive and expensive repairs.
One of the biggest perks of living in a state like Florida is the beautiful weather we experience year round. During the late fall and early winter, many who live in northern states are packing up their outdoor furniture and patio sets in preparation for spending more time indoors. Although we do get some cooler weather, it doesn’t normally get cold enough to send Floridians indoors. Here are some fun ideas to help you and your family enjoy the cooler weather.
While our Florida winters don’t have the snowfall that some of the northern states may see in the winter, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have our own problems to deal with. Frost is a very real problem that can cause damage to your lawn and plants.
Now that the blazing hot days of summer are behind us, it’s hard to believe that it is time to start preparing our lawns for the winter. Even though Florida doesn’t often get very cold, it’s still a good time to start preparing your lawn for our winter weather. Less sunlight, cooler temperatures, and shorter days all contribute to slower growing lawns. Grass in Florida goes dormant in the winter time, drastically slowing and even stopping the growth rate. Taking steps to winterize your lawn keeps it healthy in cold conditions. Use these tips to protect your lawn this winter.
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.
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.”
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.
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.