Darlene Anderson, a 90-year-old resident of St. Petersburg, recently needed some home improvement work performed on her Canton Street house. She turned to a man working in the area because she believed him to have performed work for her neighbors. Richard Niger performed the painting and plastering work that she wanted. She gave him a […]
We Nurture Nature
Homeowners in Pinellas County have become increasingly concerned about the environmental friendliness of services that they use. One area of concern has been overuse of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer. Another is water waste – especially important since as much as half of Florida's public water supply is being used for landscape irrigation.
We share sustainability as a value with our customers. Here, we explore ways in which homeowners can nurture Florida’s nature and tips for landscaping that can be implemented to celebrate the outdoors while honoring the need for sustainability.
Here are articles that you might find helpful in nurturing the nature in your yard.
When should you fertilize your lawn? General considerations on approaching fertilizer thoughtfully and tips to decide when an application is appropriate are below. However, let’s get to the short answer to this question, which is, Not right now. We are currently in a blackout period (June 1 through September 30) in which no fertilizer should […]
If you have lived in Pinellas County for some time, you have probably become familiar with the term irrigation restrictions or water restrictions. A modified order, updating these guidelines, was released on June 1 by the county, following up on a May 8 water restrictions order. Let’s look at the source of these orders, the […]
Water restrictions are currently in effect for Pinellas County, with a modified order from Pinellas County Utilities announced to customers via email on May 5. What exactly are these conservation rules? Let’s answer those questions and why there is reason to think that the drought will be ending soon. Drought rules effective May 8, 2017 […]
As the last hints of winter recede, spring lawn care is on the minds of many Americans. You can see how much people love their yards in the amount of money spent on outdoor furniture and grills. Annual US consumer sales of those items are projected to hit $9.1 billion by 2019. How important are […]
As adults, we don’t tend to have long Christmas lists as we did when we were kids. But, this year, we may have to add a line item to our wish list: green grass. This year, turf is undeniably less green. This is due to the unusually warm temperatures, low humidity and the even more […]