Do you often find standing water on your lawn after it rains or after your sprinklers have been on? If so, there is a good chance that your lawn is not level. There are many factors that can contribute to an uneven lawn. For instance, animals can dig holes that will fill up with water. Regular wear and tear in your yard can also lead to an uneven lawn. This is extremely likely if you have children who are constantly playing sports and running through your yard. It is extremely easy for children and pets to create ruts and holes in your lawn. If your property is prone to flooding, it can cause the soil to erode, leading to drainage problems.
Florida has plenty of pests to bother you while you are trying to enjoy your outdoor living space. Not only are they a nuisance to people, but some pests can destroy your lawn and landscaping. We wanted to share some tips to help prevent a problem from developing:
Would you love to improve the appearance of your grass and are debating whether to install sod? Sod can be a beautiful way to enhance the curb appeal of your property. If you are unfamiliar, sod is the top surface of the ground that has a thin layer of soil and grass that is already well established. When sod is placed on your property, it is important to follow specific directions to ensure the grass on the sod continues to grow roots that will attach to the existing soil. Sod can be an expensive investment, so we feel it is important to do everything you can to ensure success.
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.
One thing that Florida is known for is the unpredictable rainfall we see, especially during the summer months. It may seem like it rains a lot here during this time of year, and while it does, the rain is usually a fast downpour that is over quickly. This type of rain is not helpful to your lawn and other landscaping. The rainwater does not have time to absorb into the ground before it evaporates. The summer sun is extremely strong and quickly dries the rain, leading to dead grass and landscaping. In the fall and spring, there can be long periods without rain. If you are looking to have a beautiful lawn with landscaping, an irrigation system will be beneficial.
Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have a way with planting vegetables, shrubs, and flowers, while others seem to kill everything they touch? Sometimes, it is not a green thumb like some people seem to think, but just an understanding of what is needed to help everything grow properly. When planning to redo the shrubs, plants, and trees on your property, many people choose to use a landscaper because they are not familiar with what plants, trees, and flowers grow in our area. There are some people who choose to do the landscaping themselves because they want to keep costs lower or they just want to try doing it on their own. If you are attempting to plant your own landscaping, you should get familiar with growing zones. Growing zones are determined by the typical annual temperatures in that region. Certain maps also take into consideration the amount of rainfall per year.
One of the most stressful aspects of owning a home is keeping up with home maintenance and making updates so you don’t experience an emergency in your home or on your property. One area of your home that you have to remember to maintain is your irrigation system. Just like any appliance in your home, irrigation systems need regular maintenance and will need to be replaced from time to time. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from costly interventions down the road.
We want to help your lawn look its best. We also want to help ensure that you are not overwatering or underwatering your lawn. An irrigation system can help keep your lawn watered properly, but it’s important to know how to avoid a hefty water bill or a dead lawn.
Are you tired of constantly trying to remember if you turned off your sprinkler? Or do you hand water your property and wish there was an easier way? If these concerns are frustrating to you, it might be time to consider installing an irrigation system. It can be a difficult decision to make the investment, but over time, you will save money and time by removing the headache of remembering to water your property. We are answering two popular questions we often receive about irrigation systems.
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.