Monday, July 6, 2020
Why paint a porch patio ceiling blue?
Whether they’re painted the palest of powder blues or various shades of cobalt, aqua, teal, periwinkle or gray - blue porches are popular everywhere, and you may find the reasons behind them (which vary by region) surprising.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 15 seconds
Monday, May 25, 2020
Preparing Trees for Hurricane Season
Here in Florida, we can pretty much count on one thing every year, and that's big storms during hurricane season. If you've lived in Florida for at least one hurricane season, then you know how dangerous untrimmed trees could be during and after a big storm. So what should be done to prepare your trees for the next hurricane season? Here we will give you a few options to make sure your yard is safe for an upcoming hurricane.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 36 seconds
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Do You Need a Permit in Florida to Prune or Remove Trees?
In Florida, homeowners are no stranger to tree damage. Frequent thunderstorms and the ever-present danger of powerful hurricanes means a lot of trees in Florida need to be removed or pruned. As of 2019, a new law on the books in Florida (HB 1159 or the "Private Property Rights") gives homeowners a break on how to deal with the trees that need to be pruned or removed without the need for a permit or application from local governments.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Is It Okay to Put a Nail in a Tree?
An interesting question was posed to us recently, "Is it ok to put a nail in a tree?" The answer to that question is, for the most part, yes, you can!
Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 59 seconds
Monday, November 11, 2019
What is Spanish Moss?
If you live in a humid area with lots of trees, chances are you've seen Spanish moss before. It drapes over large trees like tinsel when decorating for the holidays. Not many people know a lot about this particular "moss," but its history is quite rich! Here you will finally find the answers to what exactly is Spanish moss and what its purpose is.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 59 seconds
Monday, September 16, 2019
The Importance of Proper Land Grading in Florida
Land grading - or land leveling – is done after excavation. It’s used for two purposes:
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 3 seconds
Monday, August 12, 2019
What Is Bush Hogging?
If you ever lived on a farm or even just visited one, chances are you've heard of or seen a bush hogger. A bush hog, or brush hog, is an attachment that goes on a farm tractor to assist with mowing through dense plant growth. It got its name from the company that originated the mower attachment, who went by Bush Hog®. What exactly is bush hogging, and is it right for your property?
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 52 seconds
Monday, July 8, 2019
3 Common Central Florida Palm Trees
It’s nearly impossible to think of Florida without visualizing the lush palm trees our state has practically been branded with. For mid-Florida's Zone 9, the three most favored palms are the Mexican/European Fan Palms, Date Palms, and Pindo Palms.
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 1 second
Friday, May 31, 2019
5 Common Trees in Central Florida
Florida is known for its beaches and abundance of sunshine, but it's also home to some gorgeous and luscious forests. Central Florida is home to some of the beautiful trees that inhabit these forests as well as some yards in neighboring homes. Here we will go over 5 of the most common trees found in Central Florida, and how to keep them neat and trimmed, so they're safe to enjoy all year round.
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 11 seconds
Monday, April 29, 2019
Why You Should Hire a Licensed and Insured Tree Trimmer in Lake County.
Lake County, Florida lives up to its name with many lakes within the county lines. Along with those beautiful bodies of water come big, gorgeous trees that provide the perfect amount of shade on a hot Florida day. It's important to keep those trees in check though, especially in Lake County where a backyard can quickly resemble a forest. Even more important than that is making sure you have a licensed and insured professional tree trimmer to help you. Why is this so important?
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 55 seconds
Monday, March 25, 2019
Stump Grinding VS Stump Removal.
Spring cleaning isn't just limited to inside our homes. It's a great time to tidy up that yard as well. Maybe some hedges need to be trimmed down, or the flowers need to be revived, or perhaps it's something a bit bigger like removing a few unsightly trees that could pose a threat during hurricane season. Well if it's time to get rid of some trees, there's a lot more to it than yelling timber and finding a safe spot for the tree to fall. What happens when there's no more tree, but you're left with a big unsightly stump? Is it better to grind the stump away or remove it completely? Here the pros and cons will be weighed out to determine what's best for your yard and wallet.
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 1 second
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Best Time To Trim Queen Palms and Why To Hire Professional.
Palm trees and sunshine paint a perfect picture of a lot of Central Florida. Whether it's traveling on the turnpike and passing stretches of palms or having a beautiful Queen Palm flourishing in your front yard, it's always a pleasant and classic sight to see. It adds a tropical touch to any home, and they don't require constant attention. But unlike trimming the hedges or cutting down some small branches, pruning your Queen Palm takes a professional touch. This is especially true if it's grown quite tall.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 32 seconds