Summer in Florida means daily rain storms and green everywhere. Preparing for rainy season is important in Florida.
If you mow your own lawn, it is important to make sure your mower blade is sharp. This can prevent damage to grass blades as you cut it to length
A new layer of mulch can help choke out many of the weeds that would show up in or flower beds given the opportunity. During hot days, mulch can also keep the plants roots moist, keeping them alive.
Homeowner plant flowers, shrubs and trees that can survive in their garden during typical Florida weather. What can homeowners do when the weather is colder than normal? Here are 5 tips to protecting plants during cooler temperatures.
Many people believe that by draining their swimming pool it will not overflow and then cause flooding in their yard. THIS IS INCORRECT! In-Ground Pools are very vulnerable to the excess water that the ground may be holding causing your pool to "float" or "pop" out of the ground. When water is in your pool the weight of the water helps to keep the excess ground water away from your pool.
Landscape Financing Available now with Ludlow Services. Get the lawn or porch of your dreams and pay for it later. We offer landscape lighting, water features like ponds and fountains, continuous curbing and re-sodding.
The 2 most common grass types you will encounter on your properties in Central Florida are St. Augustine and Bahia. Both grass types have advantages and disadvantages and with recent developments at State level it would seem that St. Augustine has had its day. Other cultivars are likely to be adopted together with drought landscaping, but more on that later.
If your lawn has seen better days, it may be time to replace it. While there is no hard and fast rule, generally if less than half of your grass is green and healthy, you may want to consider starting over by laying new sod. The best time to lay sod is when the weather is cooler, but the grass is still growing. For us Floridians, this means the ideal time for sod replacement is during spring time.
During hurricane season in Florida, it's important to make sure you have the necessary supplies to survive a hurricane as well as the brutal storms which sometime pop up during the summer months. It is also important to secure your household, whether it's with storm shutters or impact resistant glass. Many homeowners often overlook the importance of securing their pool area.
The best investment you can make for your yard is an irrigation system. You may be tempted to do the
installation yourself thinking it will cost less than hiring a professional. The truth is, while it may cost
more to use a professional, they can save you money in the long run. A properly installed and
functioning irrigation system will keep your lawn and landscape looking pristine. An irrigation
system can also help conserve on water.
Maintaining your lawn and other landscaping has incredible benefits to your home value as well as the home around you. Studies suggest that a well maintained landscape can add up to 12% to the value of your home. This means an additional $24,000 value on a $200,000 home. Your well-maintained landscaping can lead to a pleasant curb-appeal as well, generating more interest if you put your home on the market.
Using a professional landscape company to come up with a plan has many benefits. For one, they have experience in the area with different plants and know what grows well in different areas of your yard. The landscaper will also be able to maintain the plants as they grow into maturity, making your home all the more appealing. They will also have the equipment to make significant changes in your landscape, such as cutting out flower beds or moving large trees.