This summer has been hot, hot, hot! You are probably eagerly awaiting the cooler months. With the official arrival of fall in a few short weeks, it is a great time to start preparing your lawn to be sure it remains healthy and thriving when it finally gets colder outside. Here are some helpful tips you can start today!
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.
Many people are choosing a more organic and natural way of life. Since the pandemic and with the current high cost of groceries, more people than ever are planting gardens in their yards. In garden culture, using natural growing agents and pesticides is important. More and more people are choosing a natural approach for their lawns as well. This is particularly important if you have children and pets who may be running and playing on the lawn. Here are some tips to help you transition to using natural products for your lawn:
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.
If you have a yard, then you know that caring for it can be a full-time job. Between mowing, cleaning up after storms, and planting, it may seem like the list is neverending. While it would be amazing to be able to hire a gardener, we aren’t all that lucky. If you have children, then you are in luck! Young children are always willing to lend a helping hand if they think they are doing something special. Children enjoy helping with yard work because they are able to work with dirt and spend time outdoors. We wanted to share some important tips when working with your children in the yard:
We know that many of our customers are loving that the summer season is starting in a few short days. Even though it has been warm in Florida for some time, there is always something exciting about the official start of summer. One aspect of summer that we are not looking forward to is the onslaught of mosquitoes. There is nothing to like about mosquitoes. They make their presence known and leave you feeling itchy and uncomfortable when you are bitten. One way that you can help eliminate or reduce the number of mosquitoes is by adding certain plants to your yard. Not only can certain plants help repel mosquitoes, but they can also add curb appeal to your property. Plants that can help include:
Are you planning on doing some spring cleaning in your yard? Now is the perfect time to inspect your lawn and landscaping for any areas that need improvement. Perhaps you have suffered damage from a prior rainstorm and have postponed making the necessary changes. Maintaining outdoor landscaping can be challenging in our climate. We experience extremely high heat in the summer along with heavy rainfall and the possibility of a hurricane or heavy winds. It is important to have landscaping that is appealing while being able to withstand the elements.
Do you take great pride in your lawn? There are many factors that can contribute to a beautiful, lush, green lawn, such as weather, watering technique, fertilization, and lawn mowing practice. If you cut your own lawn, and you have been less than thrilled with the appearance recently, we are sorry to tell you, but you may be to blame. Not cutting your lawn properly can lead to damaged grass that looks less than ideal. We want to share some lawn mowing tips to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams:
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.