We all know that the temperatures of our winter days can fluctuate greatly. One of the biggest concerns during the winter when dealing with the lawn and landscaping is frost. If you are unfamiliar, frost occurs when the outside temperature drops past the dew point. The air gets so cold that any moisture will freeze, resulting in frost. If you experience frost from time to time, it isn’t necessarily damaging to your lawn and landscaping unless you step on it.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. With the arrival of this month, we know that there will be plenty of spooky celebrations and activities happening. It is no fun to think of something happening to your property, but with this Halloween, it is very possible due to all of the children out and about. We want to share some helpful tips to make sure your property and irrigation system do not get damaged:
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.