Navarre Florida Based Commercial and Residential Landscaping Design, Installation and Maintenance
1801 Presidio Street, Navarre, FL 32566
02 Jun 2017

Your Lawn and Heavy Rains

It’s June and two things are certain – hurricane season is here and the next four months will bring us considerable rain. The 32566 zip code averages more than 27 inches of rainfall between June and September, more than 40% of our annual average total. Extended periods of heavy rain can stress your lawn and there are a few things you can do to help with recovery.

  •  Allow time after heavy rains for the water to fully absorb into the ground. Absorption will vary based on a number of factors, including rainfall totals.
  • During absorption, minimize foot traffic on your lawn as the turf is susceptible to damage.
  • Consider feeding your lawn. If the rainfall was high, it may have washed away much of the nutrients your lawn needs to thrive and fertilization can help with rebuilding strong roots.

Here are some of the things to look for following extended periods of heavy rain that might indicate lawn damage.

  • Thinning lawns
  • Dead patches
  • Discoloration
  • Noticeable wilting

If you are still not sure, call a professional for an analysis. Prestige Landscapes, LLC offers no obligation consultations and we’d love the opportunity to earn your business. Call us today (850) 393-1168

 

06 Feb 2017

Prime Your Lawn Pump (Video Tutorial)

Not sure how to prime that lawn pump you drained for the winter? Here is a short video tutorial that should get you going. If you find the pump is no longer working and in need of replacement, give us a call and we will come out and fix you up (850) 393-1168

24 Jan 2017

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    17 Jan 2017

    Choosing the right Lawn Pump

     

     

     

     

     

    Did failing to winterize your lawn pump result in the need to replace? With spring right around the corner are you looking to replace an aging unit and not sure which is best for your installation? Here are a few helpful tips and a bit of information to consider before you purchase.

    Lift

    Lift is the distance from the water body source to the level of the highest point in your sprinkler system.

    Most sprinkler pumps provide lift to 25 feet.

    When determining the lift for your system, consider whether the water table drops during droughts.

    Pumps are most effective with lifts to approximately 20 feet.

    Criteria

    Most pump manufacturers make choosing a sprinkler pump easy based on a few criteria, including lift and your sprinkler heads.

    Specific criteria are:

    The lift required for your system.

    The number of sprinkler heads in your system.

    The total length of your system’s longest pipe run.

    The pipe’s diameter.

    The collective capacity of the sprinkler heads in gallons per minute (GPM).

    With this information, you can now refer to the chart provided by most manufacturers to determine the size of the pump you need. When deciding, also consider factors such as pump durability and the quality of the housing. Pumps housed in durable thermoplastic or cast iron tend to be most durable. Most sprinkler pumps are available in horsepower ranging from ¾ to 2 HP. A general rule of thumb is 1 HP for every acre.

    If you are not comfortable with this type of DIY project, don’t hesitate to call the pros at Prestige Landscaping, Northwest Florida’s leading commercial and residential design, installation and maintenance company.

    01 Nov 2016

    End of Year Savings

    Now through the end of the year customers who sign up for a residential annual landscape maintenance agreement will receive the final month free.

    Here is the "not so fine" print – it’s straightforward!

    1. Requires annual residential maintenance agreement
    2. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other Prestige Landscapes special
    3. Customer must satisfy 11 months of annual agreement
    4. Offer valid on all new residential customers between 11/1 and 12/31/2016

    To learn more or take advantage of this amazing offer schedule an appointment with Prestige Landscapes of give us a call today.

    Average Annual Savings
    24 Oct 2016

    October Festivals & Events

    We all know October is one of the best months of the year for weather and festivals and this year is no different. As we near Halloween and the end of the month there are still a number of things for families to get out and enjoy.

    Coldwater Gardens Tour
    October 26, 2016
    7009 Creek Stone Road
    Milton, FL 32570

    Creeptown U.S.A.
    October 26-29, 2016
    6:30-10:30 PM
    June Ates Arena
    8604 Bobby Brown Road
    Milton, FL 32570

    Southern 100 Late Model Car Race
    October 27, 2016
    4:00-12:00 AM
    Southern Raceway
    9359 Nichols Lake Road
    Milton, FL 32570

    Sweet Season Farm Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
    October 28-30, 2016
    9:00-5:00 PM (Saturday)
    11:00-5:00 PM (Sunday)
    2260 Horn Road
    Milton, FL 32570

    Science Spooktakular by the Sea
    October 28-29, 2016
    5:00-9:00 PM
    Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
    8638 Heron Court
    Navarre Beach, FL 32566

    Bands on the Blackwater
    October 29, 2016
    7:00-9:00 PM
    Milton Riverwalk
    Willing Street
    Milton, FL 32570

    Navarre Farmer’s Market
    October 29, 2016
    4458 SR87
    8:00-12:00 PM
    Navarre, FL 32566

    Sonshine Family Farms Corn Maze and Mini Golf
    October 29-30, 2016
    9:00-9:00 PM (Saturday)
    9:00-6:00 PM (Sunday)
    6270 Ogelsby Road
    Milton, FL 32570

    16 Sep 2016
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    TIL: The Avocado

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Avocados

    It’s a fruit – and more specifically, a berry

    Don’t let the green flesh and savory flavor fool you; the avocado is technically a fruit and more specifically a single-seeded berry. If you want to get even more technical, the avocado is classified as a “fleshy” as opposed to a dry fruit.

    Avocados are loaded with potassium

    Forget that banana – a single avocado has more than double the potassium at 975 mg.

    Avocados are one of few high-protein fruits

    Unlike meats, when you eat avocado all 18 of the important proteins your body needs are available to use – and it’s all good quality protein!

    Avocados are packed with antioxidants and essential oils

    Not only are they healthy and delicious, avocados also offer benefits to skin and hair. Use them to moisturize dry skin, soothe and treat sunburns and repair damaged hair.

     

    13 Sep 2016
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    Winterizing Northwest Florida Lawns

    Clients often ask us if they really need to winterize their northwest Florida lawn. We are not surprised by the question. Most people see plants growing year-round and only an occasional hard freeze. There are certainly different views on winterizing your northwest Florida lawn – the better question to ask is probably “What does winterizing do for my lawn”.

    Why is it important?

    Winterizing your lawn helps the grass through the cold winter season so it can make it to spring without disease or damage. If you want that pest free, lush green lawn come spring, you need to start with a healthy root system and soil structure.

    What does winterizing involve?

    Most think winterizing your lawn is just about fertilization and that’s simply not the case. In addition to the application of herbicides to prevent pest development we need to look at fertilization, irrigation cycles and mowing schedules.

     Why fertilize?

    Most in northwest Florida use variants of grass suited to warmer weather like Centipede, St. Augustine and Zosya. While these grasses turn dormant in winter months a fertilization program tailored to your particular variety is still recommended.

    What about timing?

    Generally, fertilization should be done in October. You don’t want to continue feeding your lawn when it stops growing for the season. Remember to winterize any irrigation equipment before the weather reaches the point the equipment may freeze.

    Why hire a Prestige Landscapes?

    We know best when to complete all the winterizing steps, what fertilizers to apply to your lawn and how much of it to use. Choosing the wrong fertilizer and applying too little or too much is one of the most common DIY mistakes made.

    Prestige Landscapes offers competitive and convenient annual landscape maintenance plans. Let us handle the work and leave you to enjoy the space. Click here to set up an appointment or feel free to give us a call today.

    26 Aug 2016

    National Dog Day – Let’s Talk Urine Spots

    It’s National Dog Day. Let’s talk about keeping your lawn free from those pesky urine spots!

    A common misconception is that acid in dogs urine is what causes brown spots to appear on our lawns. In reality, the culprit is actually high nitrogen content of the urine. Nitrogen is the byproduct of protein breakdown through normal body processes. Our dogs have diets high in protein leading to high levels of nitrogen in the urine.

    The most effective way to prevent these brown spots, while not all that practical, is to water the area where your dog urinates right after they finish. If you don’t feel like getting the garden hose out several times a day you might consider keeping a watering can nearby and fill it as needed for use.

    Grass variety is also a factor in urine tolerance. Fescue and perennial ryegrass are the most resistant. If you practice watering your dog’s urine, as mentioned above, with these varieties, the urine can even act as a fertilizer. Some of the least tolerant varieties are Bermuda and Kentucky Bluegrass with Bermuda being the least tolerant of any.

    It’s important to also remember dogs are very smart and can be trained to urinate in specific areas of the yard. You might consider creating a dedicated space using a gravel bed or even some artificial turf and work to train your pooch to do the business in the same location. K9 handlers have long trained dogs to “take a break” on command – food for thought!

    Before you consider any of the over-the-counter supplements claiming to eliminate this problem we encourage you to consult with your veterinarian. Remember, nitrogen is naturally occurring in the body and the use of supplements will potentially alter these natural processes.

    Remember, our four legged babies are family too and you should never scold them for making you have to work a little harder to keep that lawn healthy and green. Extra treats from everyone today – It’s National Dog Day!

    22 Aug 2016

    Planting Peach Trees in Northwest Florida

    Fruit trees are a wonderful addition to your northwest Florida landscape -even the peach!

    Thinking about planting fruit trees in your backyard? You might be surprised to find out deciduous trees, like the peach tree, have chilling requirements in order to flower and produce fruit – and that the panhandle of Northwest Florida, which receives the most chill units in the sates, allows for the greatest selection of fruit trees.

    While our climate is great for growing fruit, we also need to consider the high disease pressure the peach tree has in the Florida panhandle, requiring a greater number of fungicide spays to produce high quality fruit and fend off diseases like mushroom root rot, peach scab, bacterial leaf spot and brown rot.

    To be successful with peach trees consider the following factors when choosing a tree for planting:

    • Look for “low-chill” peach trees typically in the market from April 1 to June 1
    • Optimum chilling requirements for north Florida are 350-550 units
    • Best available varieties for north Florida: Floridadawn, Floridaking, Floridacrest and Junegold

    If you like the idea of picking fresh fruit off the trees in your backyard and don’t want to bother with choosing the right variety, planting, pruning, fungicides and maintenance let the pros at Prestige Landscapes take care of the work for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation or call us for more information.