Category Archives: Lawncare Tips

New Homeowner Tips 101: Basic Lawn Care

So, you bought your first home. Congratulations! Being a first time homeowner is exciting and it comes with a lot of hard work. For many first-timers, the yard is often the most overlooked part of a house. We worry about the important things: Structure, electricity, plumbing, etc. But we forget that the lawn is just […]

Don’t Just Fight Weeds, Prevent Them: 4 Natural Weed Control Tips for Gainesville

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The best offense is a good defense. If you’ve been fighting off weeds in your yard or plant beds, it may be time to change up your strategy. Rather than focusing just on killing weeds as they appear, you can also prevent them from growing and spreading in the first place. Plus, weed prevention is […]

What Size Lawn Mower Do I Need? Your Guide for Small and Large Lawns

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Bigger isn’t always better. Especially when you’re choosing a lawn mower for your property. Damage from large, heavy mowers is a common problem on small residential yards. From wheel tracks in the grass to root compaction, these issues can build up and take a serious toll on the health of your lawn. It may seem […]

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring (So You Thank Yourself in Summer)

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Can you feel it? Fresh cut lawns… azaleas in bloom… birds chirping and singing each other songs… Spring is just around the corner. It’s one of the best times of the year, but it’s not all about relaxing in a t-shirt. It’s crucial to strategically prepare your yard for spring if you want a beautiful, comfortable […]

How to Prune Crepe Myrtles (Even with No Green Thumb)

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Know the story of Moses and the burning bush? If the story took place in Florida, that bush could’ve been a crepe myrtle instead. Crepe myrtles (also known as crape myrtles or crapemyrtles) bring an explosion of color to the landscape when they’re in full, fiery bloom. If you have one on your property, you […]

The Best Electric Leaf Blower: Sun Power Lawn Care’s Top Pick for Reliability

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Let’s start with the good news. Sustainable choices for your home become easier all the time. These days, you could spend all day comparing environmentally friendly options at the hardware or garden store. But… in a way, that’s also the bad news. You could spend all day. Even a simple errand like picking out the […]

How to Put Down Mulch Correctly in 7 Steps

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Sure, a colorful bed of flowers is nice. But it needs some help to really make an impact. We’re not talking about the “big names” in gardening, like fertilizer, or irrigation, or even sunlight—although those can certainly be helpful in their own way, when used correctly. We’re talking about lowly mulch. Mulch creates a rich, […]

How to Keep Outside Pipes from Freezing in Winter

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‘Tis the season… For frozen pipes, bursts, and leaks. If left unnoticed, pipe bursts can cause significant and expensive damages to your home. They often happen in the winter when water freezes and expands inside the pipes. Fortunately, here in North Central Florida, we don’t have to worry about months of hard freezes, and most […]

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 […]

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