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.
Are weeds in your landscaping driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Weed control is a perennial headache for many homeowners. Reliable weed management techniques include promoting healthy grass growth, mowing strategically, keeping bare ground covered, and removing whole weed root systems.
Now may be the perfect time for a final quarantine home project, like installing a water garden. In-ground and above-ground options and a short list of necessary materials make this a project that is sure to be a success, even for beginners.
Don’t be controlled by pest control. Employ general treatments to deal with a wide variety of spring pests or use specific methods for handling particular bugs. A little knowledge and a plan for how to protect your home might be all you need.