Summer is an exciting time, full of outdoor adventures, BBQ’s, and experiences that will create lasting memories for years to come. While summer is a time that many spend outdoors with family and friends, there are certain guests that we can assume are not invited to the party—insects. While insects play an important role in the ecosystem, we aren’t quite ready to take out an extra chair and invite them to join in the festivities. We want to share ways that you can prepare your outdoor living area to keep any unwanted pests out.
Florida is a favorite relocation destination for many Northerners that are trying to get away from the ever-changing seasons. Although beautiful all year round, Florida is known for its hot, sweltering summer days. We are lucky that we can escape to enjoy the cool breezes of our air-conditioners, but our grass isn’t as lucky. As summer is quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn to survive and thrive during the heat over the next few months.
Now that March is well underway, spring is right around the corner, leaving no better time to prepare your lawn for the warmer weather. The dormant season for your grass will soon be ending when we say goodbye to the cooler weather of winter. Starting preparations now will ensure that you have a healthy, lush lawn this summer that can withstand the brutal sun and heat.
It’s no easy task getting the entire family on board to help care for the lawn. Children today have many distractions between video games, toys, sports, friends, and school work. You don’t have to care for the lawn all by yourself. Children of many different ages can assist to not only give you a hand but also help prepare them for adulthood, when they may need to care for their own lawns. We want to share some tips to help make lawncare a family affair and help young ones get started on the right foot:
Now that the blazing hot days of summer are behind us, it’s hard to believe that it is time to start preparing our lawns for the winter. Even though Florida doesn’t often get very cold, it’s still a good time to start preparing your lawn for our winter weather. Less sunlight, cooler temperatures, and shorter days all contribute to slower growing lawns. Grass in Florida goes dormant in the winter time, drastically slowing and even stopping the growth rate. Taking steps to winterize your lawn keeps it healthy in cold conditions. Use these tips to protect your lawn this winter.
Remember how magical it was as a kid to drive around at night, looking in awe at the elaborate holiday displays on festive houses? Now maybe you are the one filled with holiday spirit and setting up holiday decorations all over the front yard. Whether your entire neighborhood comes together to compete at who can build the most ogle-worthy displays or you are the lone wolf who longs to give Clark Griswold a run for his money, you may want to consider the damage that you might be doing to your lawn. As a kid, you never had to worry about the damage those decorations might do to the yard, but as an adult, you’re more likely to keep it in mind. Follow these tips and be careful with these holiday items so that they do not cause damage and you can start the new year with a beautiful and healthy lawn!
Do you see pictures of the fall foliage of the Northeast and dream of experiencing that in Florida? While we Floridians don’t get the chance to see changing leaves that magically fall to the ground, we can experience the beautiful fall colors in our gardens. And while our friends in the Northeast have to clean out and winterize their gardens and flowerbeds, we get to experience year-round blooms. Here are some tips to help with fall gardening and bringing those beautiful rich colors of fall to life in your yard.