Thinking about ways to increase your home value? Here is an easy solution to keep in mind. How about starting a landscape design transformation for your front or backyard. The first thing you see driving up to your home is the landscaping, so enhancing your home's curb appeal can go a long way to increasing the value of your house.
Yard Preparation Before A Hurricane or Tropical Storm With the hurricane season at its peak, it's important that we know how to get prepared. Trim or cut back all trees and weak branches that make contact with your home or other structures that could be damaged. Store your tree trimmings such as pine needles, leaves, twigs, etc. in plastic bags. Clean your yard of any items that could become missiles in a storm such as broken lawn chairs, tables or tent umbrellas, etc.
Although our winters aren't as harsh as up North, Floridians still look forward to the arrival of Spring. It's a time of renewal for nature and brings about new life to our lawns and gardens. We often use this time as our annual deep cleaning for our homes. At Ludlow's, it's a time to do some spring cleaning in the yard.
Florida Fall Landscaping! We don't often think much of the Florida fall landscape, but this is the perfect time of the year for planting…well, just about anything! The leaves may not be changing, but our yards are about to. Gardening in Central Florida is ideal in the cooler fall weather. The drop in temperature takes some of the stress off of the root systems of our plants, vegetables and grass. Taking this opportunity to have fresh sod placed on your yard will allow it to take root and...
Irrigation is often regarded as the "set it and forget it" alternative to hand watering your lawn. Although this is true, there's still a few things to know about your sprinklers and when you should be using them. That's why we've put together a few irrigation tips and tricks, to keep you from overlooking some of the little details that make a big difference: First, you need to know how long to water your lawn.
When the weather forecast calls for freezing temperatures overnight, you don’t want to be rushing outside in the dark to cover your cold-sensitive plants. Citrus plants are especially sensitive to the colder temperatures. Here are some tips to keep your plants protected during overnight freezing temperatures:
When redesigning landscaping or installing new plants the first consideration should always be,” is the plant or flower suitable for the area?” This means that the soil type, hardiness, sunlight exposure, water availability and the mature size of the flower or tree must all be considered. The last being very important particularly when planting near structures like pool screens. Remember somebody may have to replace screens some day!
At times it becomes necessary to replace damaged grass with new. Damage can occur in a number of ways some of which include insect damage, irrigation problems and human traffic, once it becomes irreparable then it’s time to replace. The 2 most common types of grass used in Central Florida are Bahia and St Augustine, both of which have their good points and both of which have their bad points, but in either case there is a process to replacing sod.