Landscaping Firm Spotlights Tips for Water Conservation

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As the Florida summer sun beats down on Vero Beach once again, Twingates Lawn Maintenance is educating clients on intelligent water conservation methods for healthy landscapes.

This year's summer season looks especially humid, with a penchant for lawn fungal growth if property owners don't follow proper water maintenance. With a 16 year career in Vero Beach lawn maintenance, Twingates Lawn Maintenance owner Julian Wingate feels well versed in smart summer landscaping solutions. As a lifelong resident of the area, Wingate feels obligated to educate his extended community family on the most appropriate ways to conserve water and hydrate Floridian lawns.

Knowing when to water both maximizes root absorption and adheres to water restriction guidelines. Midday watering causes substantial evaporation, wasting water and depriving plants of their daily hydration. Wingate highly suggests that lawn owners water in the early morning before the heat starts rising. As the day continues, excess moisture needs to evaporate off of grass and leaves for their optimal health.

He also advises against watering at night; though the evening will be cooler, the wet, dark conditions promote fungal growth and plant disease, especially for Florida lawns. Leaves and roots don't like staying wet, as they can be prime bacterial breeding grounds. Weather patterns suggest a stormier season than usual, so Twingates Lawn Maintenance is accounting for the added humidity with regard to lawn watering protocol.

Taking all of these weather patterns into account, Twingates Lawn Maintenance advises watering around three times a week. Lawn owners attempt a delicate balancing act between under- and overwatering, especially in May, which forecasts intermittent periods of thunderstorms and markedly hot intervals. Above all, Twingates Lawn Maintenance stresses that Indian River County residents need to adhere to local water restrictions, which preface seasonal codes and instruct on what houses can water on what days of the week.

About the company:
Twingates Lawn Maintenance is a full service outdoor property care company devoted to the beautification of all properties in Indian River County. Fully licensed & insured, Julian and Michael Wingate offer residents and commercial customers free estimates, integrity, professionalism, accountability, and service with a smile. They look forward to serving the Vero Beach and Barrier Islands. For more information visit their website at

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