When you're asked think about irrigation what first comes to mind? Is it the sprinkler system you have buried in your front yard? That’s a common first thought. Perhaps you think of the large systems that farmers use to water entire crops. Both of these things are types of irrigating systems, but another that you may not immediately think of is drip irrigation. This type of watering is ideal in many different situations. Here are some of its more popular uses.
You’ve heard the statistics and read all the termite horror stories. You know that fumigation is the best solution for eliminating your termite infestation. But how do you know when it's time to fumigate your own home?
Summer is the perfect time of year for termites to swarm around your home and yard. They thrive in the damp, warm environment created from the combination of hot days and heavy afternoon rains. So, right now you might be beginning to make some plans to fumigate your house this fall. You’ll do plenty of research about how you can prepare your home for fumigation. You’ll make plans to get your family and your pets out of the house for a few days.
Remember the old days when your mom or dad would have to stand outside with a hose multiple times a day to make sure that the yard and plants get enough water to survive the summer heat? They didn’t know the difference, but the idea sounds crazy in this age of high tech home irrigation systems. But as much as we all love having a set it and forget it sprinkler system installed on our properties, there are some common irrigation problems that can pop up if you’re not keeping a close eye.
The grass has always been greener on the other side of the fence, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. You too can have fresh green grass with a brand new sod install. Not only will it amp up your home’s natural beauty, but it will make a great first impression when it comes time to sell. Whether you choose the do-it-yourself route or hire a company to professionally install your sod there are a couple of things you might want to consider before placing that brand new sod on your property.
One of the newer trends in home pest control is the ultrasonic pest repeller which emits high-frequency sounds to repel rodents and other pests. These devices release ultrasound which is too high pitched for human ears but is highly disturbing to some animals. In theory, these devices sound great, like they may be a one-time solution to all of your pest control needs, but are they really the thing you’ve been looking for?
Do you have an irrigation system at your home? Or perhaps you’re just now looking into the possibilities. There are so many benefits to investing in a high-quality sprinkler system, but before you do, there are some things you might want to consider addressing. As with any changes you make to your property there are always potential risks, but by preparing yourself in advance to combat them you’ll fare better in the long run.
You may think that Lovebug season is over, but they’ll be back before the summer ends. If you’ve lived in the southeast United States for even a single summer you have inevitably come into contact with these undesirable pests. They seem to hang around in the most inconvenient of places and end up getting smashed all over the front of your freshly washed car. But besides the fact that they’re a nuisance, how much do you know about love bugs?
Summer is upon us here in Florida. And while summertime ushers in lots of fun in the sun at the beach, family BBQs, and vacations, it also brings the often unbearable heat. Hot summers are not great for lawns, and many amateur home gardeners lament that this time of year is when everything seems to go awry. Between the scorching sun and the torrential afternoon rains, it can be difficult to find a happy medium in the lawn care department this time of year. But, don’t you worry, we have some ideas of how to keep your lawn looking great all year round.