One of the most enjoyable things about living in our area is our fantastic Florida weather. When it is good, it’s very good, and when it is bad, it is horrid. Sorry! I couldn’t resist… Right now I don’t see how it could be any better. Daytimes in the mid 70′s to low 80′s with slow evening cool downs into the mid 50′s or 60′s. Hopefully the extreme cold is over for this year.
As demonstrated in the Old Farmer’s Almanac article we are fast approaching the Spring Equinox on March 20th, and our days are getting longer, giving us more daylight to enjoy outdoor activities and leisure. It is also a good time to take a look at our yards and assess what needs attention.
Unfortunately, with the few extreme cold spells we experienced this past winter, some damage may have occurred to your turf or landscape plants. If we can be of assistance in re-sodding or replacing plants or refurbishing your landscape, please give us a call so we can get you on schedule as soon as possible. JLC Outdoors can help, from the smallest details to complete clean-ups and plant installs.
Also, do not forget irrigation adjustments. Hopefully most systems were reset to decrease watering days and times for the winter months. As daylight increases and daytime temperatures rise turf and landscape plant /shrubs watering requirements also increase. If you give us a call we will be glad to schedule an irrigation system evaluation for your property.
This is also a good time to make sure mulch is sufficient in all your plant beds. Mulch, when correctly applied, has the following beneficial effects:
The four seasons are determined by changing sunlight (not heat!)—which is determined by how our planet orbits the Sun and the tilt of its axis.
|Seasons of 2011:|
|SPRING EQUINOX||March 20, 7:21 P.M. EDT|
|SUMMER SOLSTICE||June 21, 1:16 P.M. EDT|
|FALL EQUINOX||September 23, 5:05 A.M. EDT|
|WINTER SOLSTICE||December 22, 12:30 A.M. EST|
|Seasons of 2012:|
|SPRING EQUINOX||March 20, 1:14 A.M. EDT|
|SUMMER SOLSTICE||June 20, 7:09 P.M. EDT|
|FALL EQUINOX||September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT|
|WINTER SOLSTICE||December 21, 6:12 A.M. EST|