Category Archives: Lawncare Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

How to Catch Dry St Augustine Grass Before It Gets Brown

You don’t have to wait until your lawn’s turned brown. You can check the health and hydration of your St Augustine grass before it’s too late. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to do. Due to the dry spell that Gainesville and North Central Florida have been experiencing recently, we wanted to share a couple of quick […]

5 Common Florida Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

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The next time you’re in your backyard, try to see it like your pets do. What areas can they run to and play out of your sight? What plants or flowers look tempting to chew? If you’ve got outdoor cats, curious puppies, or any other pets that go in your property’s outdoor space, it’s important […]

How Often Should You Mow Your Grass?

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http://sunpowerlawncare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/how-often-mow-grass.mp4   Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL-based electric lawn care business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. One of the most important ways to help your grass thrive is to cut it on a regular schedule. Routine mowing not only makes your property look great, […]

5 Questions to Ask a Lawn Care and Maintenance Team Before You Hire

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Hiring a lawn care and maintenance team doesn’t have to be a gamble. All it takes are a few key questions to ensure you’re getting a responsible, qualified team that will give you a yard you’re proud of. Based on our years of experience in the field, we’ve drawn up five questions to help you […]

Mowing High… And Why! Three Magic Reasons to Keep Grass Tall

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http://sunpowerlawncare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mowing-High-and-Why.mp4   Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL-based electric lawn care business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. One of the most common questions I get as a lawn care professional is how high to cut grass for a beautiful but healthy yard. The answer will […]

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