GreenEarth Landscape Services Blog
When it comes to landscaping, there's an abundance of myths that can make your head swim and your pocketbook weak. As well-meaning neighbors stroll by and impart wisdom about your landscape, it's wise to double (triple?) check the facts. That's why those of us at Green Earth Landscape Services have devised a handy little cheat sheet of the most prevalent myths that persevere no matter how much evidence stacks against them.Read More
Northwest Florida property owners rely on their underground irrigation systems to keep their lawns and landscapes well irrigated all year long. Now that we’ve gone off of daylight savings time, it’s important to adjust the timers on your irrigation system to ensure that you're not overwatering your lawn and landscape and that you set the timers to comply with any city, county, and state watering restrictions.Read More
As the temperatures rise above 80 degrees F and stay there for the next three months or more, as Florida property owners, we need to think about the impact that the temperatures will have on our lawns and landscaping plantings. We need to change our landscape maintenance practices, including everything from watering frequency to pruning, and from mowing height to fertilizer use.Read More
From property owners to property managers, many of our commercial clients ask us about ways to make their landscaping more sustainable. Not only is sustainable landscaping easier to maintain, but it can use less water and is better for the environment.
Here are four sustainable commercial landscaping trends we expect to see in Northwest Florida in 2016.Read More
Clients often ask us whether they need to winterize their lawn. After all, in Florida plants grow year round. While there are some freezes, it’s not like the grass will be covered in snow.
You may hear different opinions on whether you need to winterize your Florida lawn, but the better question is, “What does winterizing your Florida lawn involve?”Read More
Living in Florida, a lush green lawn is a given. Sometimes problems occur between landscaping service visits, and sometimes you might not even know there’s a problem from looking at your turf.
What kinds of commercial landscape irrigation problems might you have and how will you know? Proactively addressing (potential) problems now will help save you from expensive headaches in the future. Here are five red flags that your landscape irrigation system is faulty.Read More
“What do you do in the winter months when the grass isn’t growing?”
That is the most common question I receive this time of year. People with a passion for beautiful landscaping use the month of February to plan for spring. When the landscape looks as bleak as it does now, it is sometimes easier to use your imagination and envision a landscape completely upgraded and full of life.
With spring quickly approaching, the following landscape maintenance tips should definitely be on your to-do list.Read More
Some of our clients ask us whether they need to winterize their irrigation systems in the Florida Panhandle area. It’s a great question, and one with a complex answer: While the Florida panhandle is not one to typically suffer prolonged winter freezes, at least not like those in other parts of the country, freezes do happen. Last winter and spring were especially brutal in the Florida panhandle, with some palm and citrus trees dying in the bitter cold. The average low temperature in December and January is 40, which is definitely above freezing, but that’s just the average. Temperatures do fall into the 20s.
Whether you choose to winterize completely or simply make adjustments throughout the season as necessary, here are a few irrigation winterization maintenance items to consider as cold temperatures approach.Read More