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1801 Presidio Street, Navarre, FL 32566
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

17 Oct 2016

Commercial Landscaping: Westwood Baptist Church

Project Description: 

Prestige Landscapes was selected recently to overhaul a dated landscape at Westwood Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The customer wanted a complete removal of the existing landscape with exception of mature oaks. Through consultation, we determined the customer was looking for a “Old Florida” style shade tolerant landscape installation, with palms a primary focal point. A comprehensive design and product installation outline was presented and the project was completed.

Project Features:

Sabal Palm

Sago Palm

Windmill Palm

African Iris

Teddy Bear Magnolia

American Holly

Juniper

Loropetalum

Cleyera

Agapanthus

Boxwood

Liriope

Daylily

Dwarf Nandina

Muhley Grass

Flax

Project Images: 

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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 Jun 2016
dead lawn

Reducing Lawn Stress in the Summer

Summer is officially here and with it comes heat, dry weather, increased foot traffic, bugs and weeds to stress our lawns. Here are a few simple steps you can take to help your lawn cope with the stress of summer.

1. Mow high with a sharp blade

Dull mower blades shred grass causing them to lose moisture. Shredded blades turn brown and make the lawn look unkempt. Taller grass grows deeper roots meaning better access to moisture and most varieties of grass prefers to be mowed high. Because of this, a good practice in the summer months is to set your sharp blade on one of the highest settings.

2. Water in the AM

The most efficient time to water a summer lawn is between 6-10 AM. Doing so will result in less water loss due to evaporation and leaves ample time for the lawn to dry before nightfall. Watering lawns at night invites disease and doing so in the heat of mid-day is a waste due to evaporation. If your sprinkler system is on a timer, adjust accordingly.

3. Reduce foot traffic

Grass stays beaten down and can be damaged when walking on a dry lawn. Heavy foot traffic can lead to compaction of the soil and limit air flow to the roots. The blades of a well-watered lawn will spring back when walked on.

4. Use drought tolerant grasses

If your lawn is prone to summer stress you might want to overseed in the fall with a drought tolerant variety. These grasses tend to stay greener, even in the heat of summer and will spread to fill in those annoying bare spots.

As with all our tips and recommendations, Prestige Landscapes is here to help. Our team of landscape professionals is here to help with any commercial and residential needs. Don’t let another summer of lawn stress keep your home or business from looking its best.