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cannary island date palm

The Majesty that is the Canary Island Date Palm

Also know to some people as the Pineapple Palm. The tree is easily recognized by it’s crown of leaves and trunk characteristics. When the tree is pruned properly, the bottom of the crown seems to have a pineapple appearance. It’s not uncommon to see the Canary Island Date Palm, pruned and trimmed to enhance it’s appearance. The Tree is quite beautiful and elegant once this service is preformed. We here at Sunlight Landscaping are pros at trimming the Canary Island palm the right way.
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sunlight fertelization

Water and Fertilizer, leave no blade Untouched

To insure your yard to continue to look amazing day after day can be extremely difficult. That’s why we have to work together to make your yard one of the nicest in the area. Between water and fertilizer, leave no blade untouched. It will be somewhat difficult due to the large swings in weather patterns common to our area. The right Florida lawn care plan can be the solution. Keeping your lawn healthy as the temperatures continue to go up is possible, but we’ll both have to give it bit of extra love and attention throughout these hotter summer months. We will alert you to any areas that may need extra attention.
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hurricane

Hurricane Season is Starting to Heat Up

Well you’ve already waited too long. Hurricane season is starting to heat up and we’ve already had a couple of close calls. It’s been over a decade since the last damaging storm but if you keep your fingers and your toes crossed maybe we’ll have another do nothing year. In addition to all the things you need to do to prepare your home for the possibility of high hurricane winds and torrential rain, there are still things you need to do to protect your landscaping too.
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Saint Augustine Grass

Saint Augustine Grass

One of the most popular grasses found in South Florida is St. Augustine Grass. A warm season turf grass which is extremely fast growing. It is one of the most common grasses found here in South Florida and always does well in well drained soils. For a really healthy lawn you’re going to need adequate irrigation and regular fertilization. It has a high tolerance to saline irrigation and brackish water and has the best tolerance for shade of all grasses in South Florida. It is however not very tolerant to freezing temperatures but cold weather rarely presents itself in this area. St. Augustine grass has a coarse wide leaf with a rather poor wear tolerance which may present a problem in some applications.
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brown patch

Are there signs of an Alien Invasion on your lawn.

If you see rings on your lawn that look like a rather small alien space craft landed on it, leaving your yard in a hurry with rings of brown or light green grass behind, you don’t have to fear for your life too, too much. It may sound alien to you but it’s from our planet and our planet alone. It’s scientific name is Rhizoctonia Blight. In un-scientific terms it’s commonly called Brown Patch, Large Patch or Yellow Patch.
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mole crickets

Right out of a Bad Dream: Florida Mole Crickets

If you ever run into one of these your first thought will be to run for your life, it will look like something out of a bad dream. You’ll never want to walk barefoot on your lawn again. Introducing the Florida Mole Crickets. If you see one of these, you’ll probably never forget it. It’s one of the most monstrous looking insects you’ll ever see.
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lawn watering tips

Sunlight Landscape Offers You Our Lawn Care Tips

Here are some great Lawn Care Tips that will keep your lawn looking great. The big issue with your lawn in South Florida will be excessive heat and lack of water. Watering regularly often takes care of the heat problem but there are often a variety of watering restrictions in most areas. Look into the laws concerning water use in your area before you start, then work on a formula to work within the rules so you can develop deep roots and a heat resistant lawn.
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chinch bugs

The Infamous Southern Chinch Bug

If you live in Florida and have a lawn you’ve probably heard of the infamous Southern Chinch Bug. It’s a small insect pest that loves St. Augustine grass. St. Augustine grass is one of the most popularly used turfs is South Florida and grows throughout the southern United States.
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