New Landscaping For Your Hernando County Lawn
December in Florida is breathtaking. The temperature has become more tolerable and the torrential downpour season is over, allowing us to enjoy the outdoors, and our Spring Hill lawns are dormant, giving us additional hours to spend with friends and family instead of mowing. It’s no wonder the Snowbirds head south to enjoy the wonders of the season. While you may be tempted to ignore your lawn until spring, December is the perfect time to plan for new landscaping ideas that will bring new life to your home. Here are just a few to consider:
- Create a path: Whatever material is used — pavers, bricks, gravel, or stones — a path in your yard is aesthetically pleasing and cuts back on the amount of turf that needs to be watered. Factors that should figure in your planning include the location of your sprinkler heads and the lifestyle of your family (a family with active children, for example, might avoid using gravel that could be easily scattered off-path during a mini-soccer match).
- Add a water feature: From a simple bird bath to an elaborate fountain, a water feature not only adds interest to your Hernando County home, it also provides refuge for nature. Once you choose a water feature that is right for your lawn, we can help with the necessary pipes and plumbing.
- Build a backyard oasis: Have you always wanted a fire pit to enjoy with your family on chilly nights? Is it your dream to have a quiet, shaded, outdoor space to enjoy with a good book? Now is the time to make it happen. You can create permanent structures by building a pergola or replacing grass with alternative groundcover or enjoy a temporary change by using structures that can be easily removed when not in use, such as an iron firepit or simple bench.
- Spruce up your driveway: Line your driveway with Florida-friendly plants like Gamma Grass or annuals like Amaranth or Black-eyed Susans. Driveway embellishments are especially attractive when combined with borders (such as pavers) or groundcover (such as pebbles). Take care to avoid damaging your irrigation system when you dig.
- Add levels: Not all landscaping has to be in-ground. Add levels by using potted plants of varying heights and hanging plants from sturdy and well-established tree branches. If you’re not into hand-watering, risers can be added to your irrigation system so that your sprinkler heads can reach whatever height is necessary.
Now is the best time to make changes to your lawn. Wait until spring or summer and you’ll be battling both perspiration and precipitation. Contact Challenger Irrigation today to let us know how we can help you have the Hernando County new landscaping you’ve always dreamed of.