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

 

05 Jan 2017

Sign and Save 2017

Prestige Landscapes is ringing in the New Year with a residential annual landscape maintenance plan sale! New customers who sign up for one of our annual residential landscape maintenance plans before February 28, 2017 will receive a free initial consultation and the final month of service absolutely 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 with new residential customers between 1/1/2017 and 2/28/2017
  5. Mention Sign & Save 2017

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

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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13 Sep 2016
winterizing lawn

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!