The Sun Power Lawn Care 2017 Year in Review

Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL electric lawn care and maintenance business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. Every day in a small business owner’s life feels crazier than the last. You’re running from job to job and meeting to meeting. One minute you’re putting out […]

8 Unique, Practical Lawn Care Gifts for Your Favorite Green Thumb

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This holiday, you can make your favorite green thumb even greener. We’ve got eight gardening, landscaping, and lawn care gifts that are super practical but not found in every toolshed. These include several sustainable options that support the environment while making yard work easier. Who knows—you might find a little something for your own holiday […]

3 Simple Secrets to Make Your Property Pop in Winter

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Singin’ the winter grass blues? We’re with you. Winter isn’t exactly the most thrilling time of year for us lawn enthusiasts. St. Augustine grass goes dormant, meaning it essentially stops growing until spring. Typically the color gets a bit less bright and the blades can get brittle in the cool, dry air. But does that […]

5 Easy Leaf Removal Tips for Any Gainesville, FL Resident

We all dream of that crisp, green lawn. But sometimes reality is a big pile of wet leaves. Especially during the winter in North Central Florida. Sometimes it seems like the leaves just won’t stop falling. What can we do to clear them up without losing our minds? Here are five easy leaf removal tips […]

Electric Cars, Local Eats and Big Prizes at Gainesville’s GreenMan Fest

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How do you usually spend the week after Thanksgiving? Probably sleeping off your food coma, or cranking up the Christmas music, right? We’ve got a new idea for your routine this year. How about a weekend of live music, a holiday light show, and local food and eats—all at Gainesville’s beautiful Depot Park? Better yet, […]

Winter Irrigation Tips to Save Water (and Money) on Gainesville, FL Lawns

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We’ve set the clocks back. Now it’s time to set our sprinklers back. Every November, Alachua County’s irrigation restrictions change to accommodate the winter’s slow plant growth. It’s crucial to ensure that your sprinkler or irrigation system is compliant with these restrictions and is working properly, in order to prevent fines, cut down your water bill and conserve water for […]

Raw Sun Power Episode 12: Green Man Festival Giveaways and Trailer Troubles

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https://sunpowerlawncare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Raw-Sun-Power-12.mp4   Welcome to episode 12 of Raw Sun Power! In this month’s episode, we cover some fun events that are on the horizon for our company—and a not-so-fun trailer crisis… The fun stuff: Green Man Festival We’re participating in the upcoming Green Man Festival in Gainesville. Local eco-conscious business owners, artists, crafters, and vegetarian […]

Fall Yard Clean Up Checklist for Gainesville, Florida Properties

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Football season has started, temperatures are (slowly) dropping, and pumpkin spice lattes are back. Fall is on its way here in Gainesville. And for those of us in the lawn care and landscaping business, that means it’s time for fall yard clean up services to begin. After this summer of especially strong storms and rapid […]

Where to Get Fall Annuals in Gainesville This Month

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Planting fall annuals is a quick, easy way to give your yard a kick of autumnal color. These vibrant flowers get their name because their life cycle lasts one season, and then they can be replaced the following year. Here in Gainesville, Florida, we’re lucky to have several options for buying fall annuals. The Sun […]

4 Fall Lawn Fertilizer Tips for Gainesville Properties

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Think of fall fertilization like an invisible shield for your grass and plants. With the right fertilizer and timing, you can ready plants’ defenses before the chill of winter sets in. It’s different than spring fertilization, which is all about maximizing healthy growth. Instead, with most grasses, flowers, and shrubs going dormant for the winter, […]

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