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Nosy neighbors? Consider these beautiful shrubs to make your yard more discreet and secluded from the outside world. These plants thrive in Florida’s climate and will give you back your much needed privacy. Falcon's Lawn & Shrub care experts can ensure these shrubs are well fertilized and protected so they are lush and healthy to provide you with the privacy you deserve. 

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The dry weather we’ve been experiencing here in Central Florida is reeking havoc on lawns. To keep your yard lush and green in this dry weather, check your irrigation system to ensure that your entire lawn is getting enough water. An easy way to test this is by using a water gauge. Simply insert the gauges throughout your lawn and run your sprinkler system. This quick test will tell you which areas of the lawn are getting more water than others.

A good rule of thumb: Your lawn should be getting at least ¾” - 1”of water at least twice a week. It is best to water or run your irrigation system between the hours of 3 am and 10 am. Watering in the evenings can promote disease and fungus while watering in the day can cause most of the water to evaporate.

 

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A well-maintained yard is not just visually appealing but cost effective as well. Whether you are aspiring to be the yard of the year or just trying to keep the HOA off your back, it will benefit you to keep your yard trim and tidy to save you lots of money down the road. For example, trees and shrubs shouldn't be touching your house. Keeping shrubs at least 12 inches away will promote air circulation around the house and prevent mold from growing inside your walls and pests from entering.

Trees subject your home to excess rain water and wind, potentially damaging your shingles and creating leaks. Trees can also create an entryway for small rodents, squirrels, raccoons and possums to climb on your roof or into your attic. "Squirrels particularly do a lot of damage, but we have found many raccoons and possums inside attics, and people have absolutely no idea that they've gotten inside their home… they can chew a small, little hole and go into your attic without your knowing. Many times, they'll have a litter of babies in your attic, and then you're looking at a real calamity."

Taking care of your trees and shrubs now will not only help your home’s curb appeal, but can potentially save you thousands in the long haul. For more money saving tips click here.

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Magnolia trees are beautiful plants found throughout the South. We're lucky in Florida to be surrounded by their glossy green leaves and beautiful fragrant flowers. Unfortunately, magnolia trees are prone to scaling. If the problem is severe enough, branches die and the tree is weakened which can severely slow growth. Our technicians at Falcon Lawn & Pest have the knowledge and expertise to eradicate scale as well as other common diseases and pests that threaten your landscape. We offer FREE inspections and will create a customized plan to fit the unique needs of your home and yard.

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