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Five Benefits of a Sprinkler or Irrigation System

Five Benefits of a Sprinkler or Irrigation System

Are you tired of standing on the lawn to water all your shrubs? Do you want your yard to look green and lush all year long? An irrigation system can meet all of your yard needs -and more – by providing you with a watering routine that works. Our experts in sprinkler repair and installation understand the needs of many property and homeowners that are tired of spending their time watering lawns. These are just a few of the many benefits of getting an irrigation system for your yard. ...

Five Ways to Save Money on Watering Your Plants

Five Ways to Save Money on Watering Your Plants

Are you tired of looking at those high water bills after long summer months? Do you want to conserve water during times of drought? As experts in sprinkler and irrigation install, we understand how to properly water any outdoor landscaping garden beds, plants, and turf. There are a few tricks and habits to follow that can help you save money while still giving your plants all the water they need. Choose Drought-Tolerant Plants Before you even start your garden, consider ...

Four Reasons to Get Your Landscaping Irrigation Evaluated

Four Reasons to Get Your Landscaping Irrigation Evaluated

Do you want to save money on water bills? Are you concerned with broken sprinklers in your yard? Landscaping irrigation can be an extremely beneficial addition to your yard. The sprinkler systems keep your grass, plants, flowers, and shrubs lush all year long. However, they can also cause issues when they are not properly maintained. As a company that specializes in irrigation repair, we understand how to evaluate any issues to your sprinkler system to keep it up and running properly. There a...

Five Tips for Finding a Sprinkler Repair Expert

Five Tips for Finding a Sprinkler Repair Expert

Finding a respectable sprinkler installation, repair, and maintenance contractor in the area is critical in possessing a content, wholesome lawn that makes your community more attractive to guests and the remainder of your neighborhood. In addition, maintaining your lawn boosts the value of your property and helps sell a home faster on the open market because of its aesthetic appeal. So, if you need to find a good sprinkler repair, installation, or maintenance firm in your location, here are ...

Four Common Reasons for Irrigation Repair

Four Common Reasons for Irrigation Repair

A precisely designed and programmed sprinkler system faithfully delivers the correct dose of water to your lawn every time you use it. But like any other device in or about your house, it sometimes breaks down, or demands care. Fortunately, most issues with your sprinkler system can be managed or avoided with regular upkeep. You can even accomplish some sprinkler repairs yourself, but you'll need to contact a professional for the more severe issues. Nevertheless, if you are concerned with...

Three Reasons to Fix Your Broken Sprinkler Heads

Three Reasons to Fix Your Broken Sprinkler Heads

Sprinkler systems are standard in many landscaping setups for residential and commercial properties in America. But, sadly, so are sprinkler malfunctions and damaged sprinkler heads. While these systems are designed to endure the test of time, nothing in and around your house lasts an eternity. Consequently, you can anticipate repairs or replacement for your sprinkler head design at least once every two years. If you relocated to your property with an existing sprinkler system, it could requi...

Proper Pruning And Care Of Your Palms

Many times, we receive requests from our customers asking us to trim their palm trees in what is commonly referred to as a hurricane cut. To picture this, imagine you are looking at the...

Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Hopefully the hurricane season for Central Florida is over even though the official season does not end until November 30. JLC Outdoors is catching up on getting our regular landscape maintenance customers properties cleared and back on a regular schedule after the recent storms. As usual after storms, large tree damage was most prevalent in the Windermere,...

Need Sod Replacement?

If so, any time after February 15th is a great time to get a jump on sod replacement. Here are just a few reasons why: Temperatures are warm enough to encourage quick establishment of your new turf while not so hot as to cause extreme heat stress. This means less water! Less water used is more money in your pocket! Temperatures are warm ...

Cathedral Oak

The Cathedral Oak Tree is a Southern Live Oak. It is a cultivar which means it was cloned from a mother tree with the same DNA so as to copy the dense and upper structure of the tree. This tree is exceptional for applications where a consistent look and a tall dense headed tree is desired in the landscape. It is consistent in height and spread whether planning 1...

New Customer Letter

Thank you for making JLC OUTDOORS your lawn maintenance service provider. We are a full service Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping Contractor. We started as Jason’s Lawn...

July Baseball Blog

For the Adams family, baseball has always been a large part of our life. I played four years of little league in my youth. As I reached my early teens other interests soon took over and that was the end of my organized baseball career. However, there was always the occasional pick-up game in the neighborhood and I can remember having to answer for at least ...

Proper Care Of Newly Installed Sods

Sun or Shade In most cases the more sunshine the healthier the grass. Partial shade usually means less than perfect lawns. Heavy shade usually causes poor turf and no grass can survive in full shade. Irrigation System Before your new sod is installed it is imperative to make sure that your irrigation system is operating pro...

Spring is on its way

The official start of spring, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is at 1:14 a.m. on March 20 for this year of 2012. I always look forward to the increased daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna that comes with each spring. I just hope we have a prolonged, moderate season and it doesn’t jump into the 90’s too...

Warm Weather Annuals

Call Us for Seasonal Annuals Rotation! With the oncoming spring season it is a great time to add some color to the landscape. * Pictures ...

Italian Cypress

Of all the plants that we featured last year, both as specials and as a plant profile, the one that created the most attention and by far outpaced all the others in orlando lawn care sales was the Italian Cypress. Most of the sales were in multiples and discounts are available for 2 or more trees. This is such a versatile tree that we are going to start 2012 off with a reminder that we still have beautiful stock available in this tree, both in 15 gallon and 30 gallon sizes. Give our Orlando L...

Looking Forward

The month of January is past and so far no horrible freezes, as far as plant damage at least. It looks like some areas may have gotten a little more than others. This is not unusual. Just be sure to resist the temptation to start cutting back or trimming plants where there is damage until after February 15, at which time we are usually safe from further frost damage. If you cut back damaged plants now it can leave them vulnerable to further damage if we do happen to...

Orlando Putting Green Installation | Synthetic Putting Greens

Take a look at our latest Putting Green installation in Windermere: ...

Happy New Year

Here we are in the New Year of 2012. They say that ‘time flies when you are having fun’. I must have had a blast last year because 2011 certainly flew by way too fast. I am going to try to slow down some this year and maybe hold on to each moment a little longer. They become much more valuable as we age. Not complaining though. There are many great memories still in mind from last year, both business and personal, and looking forward to the same for 2012. We want to star...

Freeze Protection

**This is an article that Jason posted in December 2010. Even though we have made it through December so far without freezing temperatures, this article is still very timely and appropriate for the season. It details some plants that are particularly susceptible to freeze, tells you how to protect them, and even tells you what to do post freeze. This is a must read for every homeowner. Protecting Your Plants in a Freeze! It’s only mid-December and we&rsquo...

Contest Updates

FACEBOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY Congratulations to Our $500 Grand Prize Winner Amanda Self-Scheff (Grand Prize Drawing Friday December 30th, 2011) Amanda has been a loyal JLC Outdoors customer since July 2011. Amanda will be receiving a voucher good for $500.00 that may be used toward any landscape service. Thank you ever...

December Blog

From All of US at JLC Outdoors Our Best Wishes for the Merriest of Holidays and a Very Happy New Year. This being the last newsletter of 2011 JLC Outdoors would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends and customers the very best for the Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year for 2012. We thank you for making JLC Outdoors your choice for Landscaping Design, Install and Lawn Maintenance services and hope that we may c...

Cool Season Annuals!

Fall and winter landscapes don’t have to be lackluster. By selecting plants that offer both cold tolerance and winter time good looks your property can stand out in the neighborhood and also give you lots of personal enjoyment over the cooler weather months. Some popular annuals that can be planted now that will give you color through the winter months include; Alyssum, Pansy, Petunia, Snapdragon and Viola. These plants like cold weather and now is a great time to add som...

Irrigation Special through November

  EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER! *$80.00 *Some restrictions apply. See below. JLC Outdoors will visit your property. Do a complete run through of your irrigation system. Make sure all heads are clean and working properly. Check heads for spray direction and re-align if needed. Reset your timer for NEW REGULATION times and days. Set each zone for appropriate watering duration. Make ...

Purple Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Many landscapes look great in spring, but lose a lot of their interest in fall and winter months. Once identified, this problem is easily corrected by adding a few interesting plants. There are many elements of landscape design. Color, line, balance, proportion, natural transition and simplicity are all elements to consider in a good landscape design. Movement is another design element that adds interest. This can be accomplished in many ways, such as a circulating pond or...

Some Things You May Want To Think About For The Fall Season

Cooler and eventually colder weather will be here before we know it. With the cooler weather, comes the perfect opportunity to address any problem areas you may have in your landscape or, to just add a fresh touch! Mulch Installation: $40.00 PER CUBIC YARD SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED (MINIMUM FIVE (5) CUBIC...

Welcome Signs of Fall

*Earth’s Orbit and the Seasons – Image Credits NASA Friday September 23 was the officia...

Facebook Prize Giveaway

For our established customers, including landscaping customers and anyone who signs up for landscaping or maintenance services during this period. You could win $25 in JLC Outdoors “Mad Money” just for ...

Cooling in Earlier Times, by Design

I never knew the full value of trees. Under them I breakfast, dine, write, read, and receive my company.” –Thomas Jefferson One of the first articles I wrote for our newsletters was titled ‘FLORIDA’S MAJESTIC OAKS: A SOURCE OF BEAUTY, RELAXATION AND NATURAL COOLING’. It was written af...

Mulch Special – EXTENDED

WEB SITE ONLY SPECIAL SPECTACULAR MULCH SPECIAL FOR ONE (1) WEEK ONLY We recently had an increase in the wholesale purchase price of our PINE BARK MULCH. HOWEVER, ...

The Sylvester Date Palm

Scientific name: Phoenix sylvestris The Sylvester Date Palm is also known as Sugar Date Palm, India Date Palm, and Wild Date Palm. This tree was th...

Landscaping for Shading Effects

This is the last article in our summer series, THE HEAT IS ON. Our intention has been to maybe make you more aware of some of the benefits of landscaping with energy efficiency in mind and suggesting ways that this can be accomplished. We have talked about the significant value of trees in cooling the perimeter of your home and have discussed how ground cov...

‘The Heat Is On’

Glenn Frey’s version of this song rocks. The extreme heat of Florida’s summers, not so much. And June is only the beginning. We are still experiencing some nice comfortable temperatures in the evenings and for a couple of hours in...

Asiatic Jasmine

Ground covers are an important part of any landscape design where energy efficiency and conservation is a consideration. With proper selection for specific areas, they can be very efficient in cutting down on heat build up and transference around the exterior of your home and therefore help reduce the amount of heat absorbed into your home. ...

‘The Heat Is On’

Glenn Frey’s version of this song rocks. The extreme heat of Florida’s summers, not so much. And June is only the beginning. We are still experiencing some nice comfortable temperatures in the evenings and for a couple of hours in the morn...

It is still a good time to act if you need sod replacement

Click on the pictures above to see before & after. ...

Its Time To Change The Annuals

Are cold weather annuals starting to sag and look a little ragged as our days grow warmer? Well, you’re just in time to take advantage of a tremendous price break for: WARM WEATHER ANNUALS OUR INSTALL PRICE $1.25 PER PLANT.*   Begonias: choice of pink red or white   ...

Spring time is Sod Replacement Time!

Do you need sod replacement? If so, now is a great time to replace. Here are just a few great reasons Temperatures now are warm enough to encourage quick establishment of your new turf while not so hot to cause extreme heat stress. This means less water! Less water used is more money in your pocket! Moderate temperatures also mean less evaporation. With less evaporation, more Water gets to the root system of the new sod. This will allow your...

Earn Mad Money from JLC Outdoors!

JLC Outdoors knows, from years of experience, that the best source for new customers is word of mouth, or personal referrals from our established clients. So, if you’re happy with the service we are providing for your property, refer us to a friend or neighbor. If they sign up for regular service, JLC Outdoors, in appreciation for your referral will e...

Florida’s Majestic Oaks

Florida’s Majestic Oaks

As I sit writing this, with a pollen count of 10.6 for oak for the 20th consecutive day, sneezing, with a clogged nose, itching eyes nose and throat, coughing, post nasal drip and watering eyes, waiting for the majestic April showers, all I can say is: I’m sorry. I still love the oaks and the flowering shrubs and plants. When I first arrived in Orlando in the mid 1950′s Orlando was quite a different place. I relate this often, as I grow older,...

Customer Service comes first with JLC Outdoors

Our customers like that when they call JLC Outdoors, they speak to a real person. No menus. No options to choose from. No computer generated voices. Just our courteous personnel. We will answer any questions that we can, or, will take your information and make sure your call is addressed as soon as possible. If all our lines are busy, or if...

Warm weather is here and Crapemyrtles are blooming early

With the sudden, early onset of warm weather, we are receiving calls regarding the trimming of Crapemyrtles. It is the policy of JLC Outdoors, as a rule, to not trim Crapemyrtles and it is not included in our regular service. Properly placed, crapemyrtle is a low maintenance plant needing little or no pruning. We do however, realize that there are always...

Spring is Almost Here

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 ...

Cold Hardy Plants for Central Florida

This will make our third winter in a row where we have seen extended periods of sub freezing temperatures throughout much of our area. Although we have typically been able to grow colorful tropical plants in our area, the past three winters have proven to be significantly colder than usual. With that in mind, there are many great plants that grow well in our area and can withstand freezing temperatures. Unless you are willing to take measures to protect your sensitive plants during freezes an...

Fall Landscaping

Fall Landscaping

After a long, hot summer, I am always excited when we get that first chill in the air. The last couple of days have certainly delivered! With the cooler weather, comes the perfect opportunity to address any problem areas you may have in your landscape or to just add a fresh touch!! Sod! This past summer was a very difficult summer for turf. Many of you have experienced some type of turf damage, whether it was drought, chinch bugs, sod webworms, fungus or weed infestation...

Its Time To Change The Annuals

Its Time To Change The Annuals

Are cold weather annuals starting to sag and look a little ragged as our days grow warmer? Well, you’re just in time to take advantage of a tremendous price break for: WARM WEATHER ANNUALS OUR INSTALL PRICE $1.25 PER PLANT.*   Begonias: choice of pink red or white   ...

New Site Launched!

New Site Launched!

Welcome to our new website! It has been a long time coming, but we are very excited to unveil our new JLC Outdoors website! We hope you will visit often as we plan to update frequently with new blogs, seasonal information, photos, specials and much more! Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions in the provided areas. Also, we have a Facebook Page and would ask that you and all your friends become fans of JLC Outdoors! By doing so, you will receive the latest updates, photos and law...