It’s officially Fall in Florida, even though it may not feel like it for some time now. During the fall season, it's quite easy to fall asleep at the lawn care wheel and assume your duties have ended for the year. The frequency of your mowing may have decreased, but there are plenty of important lawn care tasks to undertake during this next season.
Congratulations, you’ve decided to buy a new home! This is an exciting process that you’re entering into, and it's important to ensure that you’ve considered all the necessary issues that could come up in the process. In addition to things like the age of the roof and the quality of the plumbing and electric, you should add pest control to the top of your list.
There is a wealth of information supporting the investment of home pest control. Termites can cause damage to the physical structure of your house and creepy crawling bugs make your home feel unclean. But did you know that homes without regular pest control can also pose a health risk to the families who inhabit them?
While Florida is surrounded by water and filled with lakes, rivers, and springs, clean, fresh (meaning not salty) water is not an unending resource. Each year more and more saltwater seeps in our aquifer, and the crystal clear water that we depend on for drinking, showering, and watering our lawns is replaced with salt water which is not ideal for any of the same functions.
There are a number of common misunderstandings about lawn care. Finding the right answers to your lawn-related questions can feel like wading through quicksand. So, we’ve outlined four of the most common lawn care myths that we hear from our customers.
One of our most frequently asked questions is “how do we get rid of termites for good?” The answer to that question isn’t always cut and dried. Swarms of termites have minds of their own, and a swarm can come at any given time without a whole lot of warning. Even having your home tented doesn’t mean that it’s cured of termites forever. However, we have come up with a pretty good plan that helps your family stay on top of your home’s termite control.
In the middle of summer, you depend on your irrigation system to keep your grass healthy and green. But there are so many added benefits of investing in a high-quality sprinkler system. Here are a few that we think will make a new sprinkler system a priority for your family this summer.
You’re probably familiar with some of the warning signs of termite infestation. From finding bits of frass on your window sill to discovering the tubes that subterranean termites build on the exterior of your home’s foundation you know the early signs of termites. And while termites move fairly slowly, it’s important to get a handle on your infestation before it’s too late.
The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper is a familiar pest to most homeowners in central Florida. Seemingly in days, these creatures transform from small, kind of cute, black bugs to enormous red and yellow plant eating machines. Once they mature to full size, it’s difficult to get rid of them, and since they are poisonous to birds and other mammals they don’t have any natural predators to speak of. So what is the best pest control method to contain them? The answers might surprise you.
This may be hard to swallow, but your shady backyard is contributing to your unhealthy grass. Your lawn needs the sun to stay healthy and green, so all the shade that’s keeping you so cool in the middle of the afternoon is also keeping your grass from growing. And if you’re investing in professional lawn care you may not realize that your shady lawn is counteracting all the work of your talented lawn care team.