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Why It's Vital to Ensure Your Lawn Is Maintained

Why It's Vital to Ensure Your Lawn Is Maintained

Maintaining your lawn is very important for many reasons. Regular lawn maintenance promotes your lawn’s health, prevents diseases and harmful pests, eliminates weeds, and increases your home’s curb appeal and value.

Here are some reasons why it’s vital to keep your lawn maintained in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and the surrounding areas.

Promotes Optimum Health & Nutrient Absorption

Grass grows at an astounding rate. Ensuring your lawn is regularly trimmed is vital to its health as it keeps the grass blades at the proper height for photosynthesis and nutrient absorption. Infrequent mowing is detrimental to your lawn’s health as it cuts off more than one-third of the grass blade at once. Removing more than one-third leaves your lawn vulnerable to weeds, dehydration, and heat damage, and sends the grass blades into shock. When this happens, your grass doesn’t absorb the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy.

When thatch builds up in your grass, it blocks the grass blades from receiving the proper amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients, causing them to starve and die. Removing thatch and aerating your...

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Best Plants to Use for Florida Beachfront Homes

Best Plants to Use for Florida Beachfront Homes

More than three-quarters of Florida’s population lives in coastal counties. Landscaping in these areas requires a little extra planning when choosing what plants to use for homes that occupy beachfront property. Some important things to consider when choosing plants for beachfront homes is to pick plants that can handle the coastal breeze, high levels of salt, and sandy high-pH soils.

If you have a beachfront home in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and the surrounding areas, here are some of the best plants to use for your coastal property.

Plants That Have a High Salt Tolerance Include Bluestem, Salt Grass, & More

One of the most important things to consider when choosing plants for your beachfront home is picking plants that have a high salt-tolerance. Salt is inescapable along the coast, therefore it’s important that your property’s plants can handle the high levels of salt, both in the air and on the ground. This is especially important for homes that live within an eighth of a mile of the coast and have seawater occasionally wash over their property. Salt-tolerant plants can have varying degrees of tolerance, but the higher...

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What Is Verticutting & How It Benefits Your Grass

What Is Verticutting & How It Benefits Your Grass

Your home's lawn is a large part of your property and therefore should look its best. When dead grass and debris build up on your lawn, it can wreak havoc on your grass and kill it, preventing it from looking its best and reaching its full potential.

Removing thatch with verticutting is a necessary and important step in your lawn care routine to keep your grass healthy and green all year long. If you live in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, or the surrounding areas, it's time to consider how your lawn can benefit from verticutting.

What Is Verticutting?

Verticutting, also known as vertical mowing, is a process that removes thatch buildup from your lawn. Thatch is a layer of dead grass, debris, and roots, that builds up over time between your lawn's soil and grass, and if it's not removed thatch can destroy your lawn. Verticutting is essential to your lawn's health and visual appeal.

How Does Verticutting Work?

This lawn in Jupiter, FL is being verticut to remove thatch buildup.

Verticutting simply removes thatch buildup from your lawn by pulling up the layer of dead mass that accumulates beneath your grass. Verticutting can be done by using a rake with tines or even a dethatching machine, ...

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Six Reasons Your Home Needs Custom Landscaping

Six Reasons Your Home Needs Custom Landscaping

Owning a luxury home is a huge investment that we all take great pride in. When caring for our home we often think about the obvious things such as general maintenance and lawn care, but we sometimes overlook other aspects such as adding custom landscaping.

Your home can benefit tremendously from custom landscaping. Increased home value, added living space, and flood protection are some reasons why you may want to consider adding custom landscaping to your home's property. If you're still unsure if you should add a custom landscape, here are six reasons your home in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan and the surrounding areas needs custom landscaping.

Custom Landscaping Complements Your Home

Landscaping that is custom to your home looks much nicer and fits in better with your home than non-custom landscaping. Your home's current architectural style can benefit greatly from custom landscaping, as it can transform your home in such a unique way and bring a fresh new look to your home while staying true to your home's style.

Having a custom landscape designed by a professional landscaping company such as Greenscape Design ensures your outdoor...

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Why You Should Hire Licensed, Insured, & Bonded Professionals

Why You Should Hire Licensed, Insured, & Bonded Professionals

Before hiring anyone to work on your property, there are many things to consider such as their reputation, how long they’ve been in business, their portfolio, and more. One of the most important things to examine, though, is whether or not the company is insured and licensed.

Hiring a company that isn’t insured or licensed can come back to bite property owners. Here are some reasons you need to hire licensed, insured, and bonded professionals to take care of your luxury lawn and landscaping needs in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and nearby Florida areas.

What Kind of Insurance Should People Who Work on Your Property Have?

Licensed contractors working on a property in Palm Beach

According to Angie’s List, those who work on your property, especially contractors, should have both liability and worker’s compensation. The liability insurance protects your property if the contractor causes any damage to it, and the worker’s compensation ensures that no claims are made against the insurance for your property. Claims against your insurance make your rates increase and you may have to end up paying the deductible.

You should always ask to see verification of a service...

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