When it comes to landscaping, beachside living presents its challenges. Homeowners must consider coastal elements – salt, wind, and sand – before selecting plants. Incorporate windbreaks, buffers for salt spray and sandblast, and native plants to design a landscape that works with the unique environment.
Is your turfgrass struggling in the shade? Various factors keep your grass from thriving--expanding trees, unsuitable species of grass and trees, stress, and more. Identify the problem, implement proper care practices, and consider a turfgrass alternative if necessary.
Follow these tips to keep your lawn thriving this month: be strategic in treating yellow grass, since most Florida counties implement fertilizer bans; check for common summer pests and treat them appropriately; avoid weedkiller; and keep your mower blades sharp!
With mowing season fast approaching, it’s time to prepare your lawn care necessities. Service your lawn mower and other property maintenance tools, stock up on consumables for the equipment, and gather the necessary accessories to stay safe and comfortable while working.
Dormant turf grass in the winter means no need for constant mowing and more time for other landscaping tasks. Clean up dropped leaves, clear out beds, and apply fresh mulch. Plant ryegrass for a green lawn and check your trees for parasitic mistletoe.
St. Augustine grass is a common Florida turfgrass with several cultivars available to homeowners. Five popular varieties are Floratam, Seville, Bitter-Blue, Sapphire, and Palmetto. Some are superstars in the state’s tropical and subtropical conditions and others should be avoided.
Putting a house on the market? Increase its curb appeal with these landscaping boosts: mulch and weed the garden beds, tidy up the trees and shrubs, and keep the lawn neat and groomed. Hire out if necessary, but always consult with your realtor first.
How do you know which landscaping chores to do yourself and which to hire out? Look at your level of interest, available time, physical ability, and budget. Compare the cost of new equipment with the cost of lawn care services. Assess the information to decide who will do what tasks.
Winter brings relief from lawn mowing and opens time for other landscaping tasks. Now leaves must be raked, beds cleaned out and mulch refreshed. It’s also a good time of year to plant rye grass and examine trees for mistletoe.