How To Protect Your Irrigation System From Power Surges

We don’t know about you, but we are excited about the arrival of spring in a few short weeks. With more consistent warmer weather right around the corner, we know everyone is going to be getting their irrigation system out of winter mode and start using it more frequently. One aspect of the warmer weather that we know nobody is looking forward to is the summer storms and hurricanes. Although these storms usually move through quickly, sometimes they cause damage. You may be surprised to learn that a power surge can do more than harm your appliances. It can also cause significant damage to your irrigation system.

Enjoy Outdoor Space This Fall

We are lucky that we live in an area of the country that experiences mild weather during the fall and winter. After the heat we experienced over the summer and beginning of the fall, we cannot wait to enjoy some cooler temperatures. We know that it was difficult to enjoy the outdoors during the summer this year. Since we are lucky to have milder weather, we can comfortably enjoy an outdoor living space throughout the fall and winter to make up for the time missed during the summer. We want to share some tips that can help you enjoy your outdoor living space during this time of year:

What Summer Storms And Hurricanes Mean For Your Lawn

Spending the summer in Florida is quite a unique experience, especially if you are not originally from the area. Florida is known for the high temperatures, especially during the summer months. It can be very difficult for grass, landscaping, and vegetation to survive during this time. Although we have very heavy rainfall during these months, this type of rain does more harm than good to your property.

Should I Water My Lawn This Winter?

We live in an interesting climate where we don’t experience severe winter temperatures like other areas of the country do. Even though we don’t have frigid temperatures the entire winter, we still need to adjust the way we water and care for our lawns. The grass in our area typically grows more slowly from October to March. In fact, many lawns may begin to appear yellow and brown. Your grass is not dead if this happens. It has simply become dormant for the winter and will go back to the beautiful green shade come spring.

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.

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:

How to Prepare Your Outdoor Property for the Colder Weather

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.