Homeowners install fencing for a variety of reasons, including for privacy or to keep pets and children contained. Select the material based on what you want the fence to accomplish or provide, then decide whether to hire out the installation or do it yourself.
With the arrival of fall, Florida lawns require different care and watering than they do in summer. The dormant season typically demands less frequent mowing and more irrigation. It also allows more time for completing turf repair projects. Note your lawn’s changing needs now.
Teaching your kids about landscaping increases their self-confidence and allows them to feel that they’re contributing to a project. Adopt a teacher’s heart and develop a shared vocabulary to make landscaping a fun, learning experience for your son or daughter.
Include children in landscaping activities to create new bonding experiences and teach them lifelong skills. Start small, be patient, and focus first on having fun. In this blog we look at age-appropriate landscaping tasks for toddlers, school-age kids, and middle- and high-schoolers.
When it comes to choosing the perfect shrubbery, plumbago and snow-on-the-mountain should be in the running. Both are beautiful, low-maintenance options for Florida homeowners that will add a subtle splash of color to any landscape.
Working outside in your yard? Don’t dismiss the importance of wearing protective clothing. Guard your head, feet, and body. Consider our suggestions for footwear, headgear, shirts, and pants that will keep you safe from the sun’s rays, biting insects, and flying debris.
Black sooty mold on plant leaves hinders growth and indicates an insect infestation. Eliminating the mold means first identifying the pests, then spraying the proper insecticide. Take preventative measures and look out for warning signs to keep black sooty mold from coming back.
A French drain may be the solution for homeowners with low, soggy spots in their lawns. This underground outlet is an unseen but effective way to channel excess water from problem areas to a targeted drainage space.
Atlantic hurricane season is here, so get ready now. Evaluate your trees and address the vulnerable ones. You can do lesser preparations in the days before a storm.