A new sod install is an investment and therefore one that you want to treat with great respect. But once your sod is installed, you’ll have plenty of questions about how to care for it. The best way to answer that is by giving you a sense of what is happening underground. Since sod is established grass, your goal as a new sod owner is that your turf becomes rooted to the ground and stays lush and healthy. This requires a fair amount of care over the first month after installation.
While many Florida homeowners battle overexposure to the sun in their yards, there are still many others who struggle to get enough sun to allow their grass to grow thick and healthy. Most grasses require a consistent amount of sunlight, so when it is limited your grass will struggle to grow no matter what treatment you give it.
The weather is beautiful, the kids are out of school, and the afternoon rains have begun. What does that mean? Weeds and bugs. That’s right, the time has come again where the allergy-inducing weeds and stinging bugs come out of hiding and threaten to infringe upon your summer celebrations. Are you prepared to stay on top of these issues in your yard?
There are three main types of termites, and understanding exactly which type is infesting your home is the first step to effectively treating them. Here is a rundown of the pests you might be encountering in your home.
It often seems strange to invest good money in an irrigation system and then bury it under the ground where it can’t be seen. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to have to repair or replace sprinkler systems because they are accidentally broken by an apologetic friend or family member.
Ahh, it’s spring again in Florida. Can’t you feel it? The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the fleas are back. Like many other pests, fleas tend to lie dormant in the winter. This doesn't mean they die, but that they slow down and are less likely to attack your untreated pets. So in spring and early summer, as the weather starts to warm up, you may find a huge increase in the fleas in and around your home.
After months of worrying about the well-being of your home and belongings, and the safety of your family due to a termite infestation, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the tenting is removed and you can safely return to your family home. But are you sure you know what to expect when you go home?
The title of this post may be a little misleading. We want to begin by saying that if you have a termite problem at your house, we recommend that you make a call today to have a professional service come out to your house and treat it. While the big chemical companies want you to believe that their DIY termite control products are as safe and effective as calling the pros, it’s simply not true.
Do you have an ant infestation in your kitchen? As summer rolls around and our weather gets warmer, ants are coming out of hiding to run amok on your property and in your home. While it may seem easy to get some DIY products and handle the problem yourself, most of the products you can find in your local home improvement store are ineffective and can be toxic to small children and pets.