Service Areas: Weston, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, West Miramar, Sunrise, Plantation

19 Jan 2017
Top 3 Reasons to Hire Lawn Care Company

The Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawn Service Professional

Many of us argue with ourselves continually and with our budget on whether or not we should hire a professional service to manage tasks for us that we just don’t have the time or energy to take on ourselves after our busy work week is over. I know that I don’t want to give up my weekend to maintaining my lawn so I have found reasons to hire a professional service to do this job for me.

Below are the TOP 3 REASONS to hire a lawn care professional.

1. Time –Do you really have the time to do this job yourself?

The amount of time Americans put into a standard work week doesn’t leave any of us with much spare time to do what we want to do. On top of that, who wants to spend their leisure time mowing their grass or trimming their hedges in this insane South Florida heat? Brightstar Lawn and Landscaping urges you to maximize your time off by hiring a lawn care service company to take this chore off your plate. We’ll assure you of one thing – whoever termed the phrase “weekends were made for fun”, is not a weekend warrior that takes on the challenge of their own lawn care each weekend.

2. Expertise – Leave it to the Professionals

Brightstar Lawn and Landscaping staff encourage you to leave the labor intensive jobs to the professionals that do it every day for a living. Repetition, trial-by-error, and years of experienced, hard work make us the best men for the job, Mr. John Homeowner. Most lawn service companies use state-of-the-art lawn mowing equipment to maximize efficiency and give you the most professional cut. The push lawnmower one typically can purchase from a local hardware store makes lawn mowing yourself too cumbersome. Lawn care performed with high-end equipment leaves a much more stunning end product that will make your lawn the envy of your neighbors.

3. Cost – Is It Money that Really Matters In the End?

Many DIY lawn care weekend warriors believe that when they handle their own lawn care service needs they are saving themselves a lot of money. However, if you think about it the reality debunks that myth. Buying all of the equipment that is needed to maintain your lawn properly is expensive! Think about it, you have to buy a mower, edger, weed eater, and blower just to start. Couple those costs with your time, and as we all know – time is money, it just makes good sense to simply turn it over to the professionals.

Another cost that many don’t take into account, though, is the cost to your physical health. If you suffer at all from a physical ailment or disability then, please, consider hiring a professional to take the burden from you. The last thing you need is to be laid up in bed due to injury.

Professional lawn service companies have allowed homeowners to take their weekends back and given them the time freedom to spend quality family time together with friends and loved ones. Take the time to enjoy your backyard and host parties rather than spending back breaking hours in the sweltering sun or frigid wind working to maintain your backyard oasis. Trust the professionals to take the burden from you to let you spend your free time doing what you want to do.

28 Mar 2016

Lawn Fertilization Tips Davie

Fertilizer provides the needed nutrients for your lawn to grow lush and green. Without it, the grass is unlikely to grow healthy and full. It may also not be as green as you want it to be. Optimal fertilization results occur when the product is applied accurately, with correct amounts evenly. If coverage is inconsistent, growth will be as well, making your lawn look sloppy. Too much fertilization also has its negative impact, including causing thatch buildup that can, among other things, harbor large populations of disease-causing organisms and insects, causing an increase in pest problems in your yard. Applying too much fertilizer can have a potentially negative environmental impact, such as an overgrowth of algae and aquatic weeds caused by the fertilizer runoff, which can damage wildlife and greenery. Brightstar Lawn Service applies a slow release product, which means that your lawn will get the nutrients it needs over time. In particular, this provides a small but steady supply of nitrogen – the nutrient responsible for green growth and optimized health, which reduces the risk of disease and fungus growth.

 

11 Jan 2016
Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping Hazardous Plant Species

Plants That Pose a Pet Hazard

As Davie’s premier provider of landscaping services, Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping knows how much plants can add to our homes and yards. But while we may enjoy the natural beauty of our plants, we must be careful that they aren’t posing a danger to our furry companions. Here are some common plants to south Florida that are poisonous to dogs:

  • Angel Trumpet is a flower in the Solanaceae family. Characterized by a yellow-orange flower that hangs downward and resembles the bell of a trumpet, all parts of the plant are potentially toxic, but more so with the leaves and seeds.
  • Oleander is a widespread evergreen tree or shrub that produces clusters of white, pink, or red flowers. It is a popular plant for gardens across the country. All parts of this plant are toxic to both dogs and humans.
  • Zamia Coontie, also known as Florida arrowroot, is a cycad that is often mistaken for a fern or palm plant. The plant usually stays close to the ground, and generates distinctive seed cones with a red hue. All parts of this plant are toxic to dogs and humans.
  • Zamia Cardboard, or cardboard palm, is another cycad. It is a low shrub consisting of broad leaves. Like its relative the coontie, it produces seed cones and is toxic to people and animals if consumed raw.

These plants cause damage to dogs’ livers and hearts when ingested. Signs that your pet has eaten one of these plants include upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you think your pet has ingested a poisonous plant, calmly seek the help of a local veterinary expert right away. For landscaping options for your Davie home that are appealing as well as pet-safe, contact Bright Star Lawn & Landscaping today!

15 Dec 2015
Florida’s Invasive Plant Species

Florida’s Invasive Plant Species

As Florida residents, it is our responsibility to help stop the spread of invasive plant species that can displace native plant life. Exotic plants have been introduced from locations all over the globe, and for a variety of different reasons; one of them being landscaping. When plants lack the natural environmental factors that helped control their population in their natural habitat, the result can be unchecked growth at the expense of Florida’s indigenous plants. Here are just a few examples of the invasive plant species that have plagued our state:

  • Old World Climbing Fern, or lygodium japonicum, consists of dense leafs that can stem and continue growing from virtually any location on the plant. Native to Australia, this invasive weed can cover entire trees, killing them by stealing their sunlight. Old world climbing fern also poses a fire danger, because they can allow ground fires to spread to the tree tops.
  • Mexican Petunia, or ruellia tweediana, has been introduced for landscaping purposes, and its sellers often claim it provides nectar to butterflies, despite the absence of scientific evidence. This purple flower is very aggressive, and has been found in natural areas throughout the state.
  • Brazilian Pepper Tree, or schinus terebinthifolius, was brought to Florida as a decorative plant in the 1800s, and has since spread to almost a million acres. Today a serious nuisance, this shrub forms dense, tangled thickets. Its berries are eaten and spread by birds, and its sap is a skin irritant that produces effects similar to its relative poison ivy. Burning the wood also produces poisonous smoke.

As Davie’s expert landscapers, Brightstar Lawn & Landscape can help you identify Florida’s native plants to use in your yard while avoiding the use of invasive species. Contact us today, and let us help you promote the natural beauty of our state’s native plants in your yard.

01 Oct 2015

What Are Hazard Trees?

If you’re a homeowner, you know that there’s a lot for you to keep an eye on. Lawn maintenance, mulching, the list goes on and on.  But there’s one aspect of your property that it’s critically important to watch, and that’s if you’ve got hazard trees.

A hazard tree is defined as a tree with a structural defect that can cause all or part of the tree to fall on someone or something of value. In plain English, if you’ve got a dead or diseased tree that could land on someone or cause damage, you’ve got a hazard tree. First of all, you need to make sure your loved ones and your home aren't in an impact zone. Also, it’s a sad fact of modern life that we live in a litigious time. As a home or property owner, if a hazard tree damages something or causes injury or death, you could be held liable.

There’s one more aspect to consider, however. Just because a tree looks problematic doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a danger. It’s one thing to get rid of a problem, but the removal of a tree should be a last resort. Wise tree managers strike a balance between preserving as many trees as possible and removing threats to life and property.

If you think you have a hazard tree, or just need your trees trimmed, call the friendly professionals at Bright Star Lawn. We’re the premiere tree removal service for Davie, Weston and Pembroke Pines, and we’re committed to delivering the best service in the industry

15 Sep 2015

Prepping Your Pembroke Pines Lawn For Winter

Prepping your lawn for winter is a great way to get a jump start on next year’s growing season. When the last leaf falls, will your yard be ready for winter? A few simple tasks from your trusted Pembroke Pines lawn service will save you time and frustration come springtime.

  • Simply because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you get to stop mowing. We suggest mowing until the grass stops growing. Not only will it present a more attractive appearance, but it will make raking easier, too.
  • Don’t forget to rake your leaves, either. This will help to prevent areas of your lawn from being buried under leaves and thus being deprived of the sun.
  • Remove decaying or dying branches from your trees and bushes to keep them healthy.
  • Protect your plants with mulch. Mulching will help you prepare your yard for winter by guarding plants against colder temperatures and harsher weather. Spread it around the base of the plants in your yard – but wait until the first hard freeze. Don’t pack it down!
  • Now that it’s fall, it’s also a great time to start a compose pile. It will give you a way to put your yard waste to good use as a superb soil supplement. When picking the perfect location for your compost pile, make sure it’s close enough to your garden to allow you to easily carry material back and forth.
  • Your garden needs seasonal refreshing just like any other area of your home. Remove annuals that have seen better days (leave their roots!), clear out plant debris from the beds and borders of your garden, and pull any leftover weeds.

 

11 Aug 2015

Adding Curb Appeal To Your Home

People often say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and while the saying is popular, there is a reason books have covers in the first place. As people come to your home they are creating judgments of your home, your lifestyle, your neighborhood before they ever even reach the front door. Whether you are trying to increase the value of your neighborhood, your home, or just trying to impress house guests, curb appeal is your home’s first impression. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

Keep Your Grass Green

Green grass is a symbol of a healthy yard, and an owner who knows how to take care of their home. whether consciously or subconsciously, a visitors intake of the condition of your grass resonates with their opinion of your home.

Remove Stumps

It is interesting how you can tell the condition of a neighborhood, by simply checking the lawns for stumps. You will notice when you drive through less than desirable neighborhoods, there are still stumps from former trees in many of the yards, whereas desirable neighborhoods rarely ever display the corpse of their former trees. Stump Grinding offers an affordable way to remove old stumps.

Improve Design

While the other two steps are obvious choices, you may find that your curb appeal still leaves something to be desired. If this feeling sweeps over you, it’s time to call in the professionals for their landscaping opinion.

Whether you are looking for green grass, stump removal, or landscape design and installation, Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping offers premium yard services in the Davie, Florida area. Contact us today for your free quote.

13 Jul 2015

4 Reasons To Add Trees To Your Landscaping

Lush green yards are a passion of ours, but green grass on its own leaves something to be desired. One great way to add a new focal point to your landscaping efforts is by adding a tree to your yard. Below are 4 reasons to add one or more trees to your landscaping efforts.

Prevent Erosion
The trees roots hold soil in place and slow runoff. Runoff from our land can be damaging, as it carries pesticides and fertilizers into our local water supply. This is especially important for places that receive a lot of rain, like Davie, Florida.

Avoid Heat Islands
Because trees create shade and cooler temperatures through the water vapor stored in a tree’s leaves, you are able to avoid the dreaded heat island created by large amounts of stone, concrete, and dark roofs.

Fresh Air
Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and converts it to our much needed oxygen. Beyond creating the air that we breathe, trees also absorb odors creating a better smelling environment. Trees actually remove many pollutants, taking them from the air and absorbing them into its leaves and bark.

Prosperity
Well maintained landscapes, including those with trees, increase property values. It is also said that tree-lined streets slow down drivers, making a safer environment for kids and an ideal area for businesses.

If you would like to learn more about trees and your landscaping contact Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping today. Located in Davie, Florida, Brightstar is your go to landscaping company.

 

04 May 2015

Are You Over-Watering Your Lawn?

We all know that lawns need water, but over-watering your new green grass can be more damaging than drought conditions. To avoid damaging your lawn beyond salvation we will be discussing over-watering, and what you can do to prevent it.

New lawns are the most susceptible to over-watering that can lead to the death of your beautiful green grass. A lawn isn’t fully matured until it has been sodded for at least 6 months. During this period it is important to properly care for your yard to ensure a long lasting and healthy lawn. Much like people, grass depends on a balance of water and oxygen and can only consume one at a time. When water is present in the soil it displaces the oxygen. So, if the soil is kept saturated daily the grass will not receive the oxygen it needs, leading to shallow roots and a poor aesthetic.

Beyond a lack of oxygen an over-watered lawn makes the grass vulnerable to physical damage. When grass gets wet, especially if it is submerged, it becomes softer and more easily blemished by people and animals that walk, roll, or run across it. So, when your grass is constantly wet, you greatly increase the risk of injuring your lawn.

To maintain balance in your lawn, we recommend spacing out watering by 3 days or more. This gives your grass time to absorb the water, and your soil time to replenish with oxygen for a stronger and greener yard. For hassle free green grass in the Davie, Florida area contact Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping at 954-302-7584

13 Mar 2015

Sod Installation This Spring and Revitalize Your Lawn

Sod Installation

Spring is right around the corner and soon it will be the perfect time to start fixing up your Davie home’s landscaping. Are there parts of your lawn that just look dry, dead, and unsightly? Well, summer is a great time to replace those damaged parts of your lawn with new, beautifully vibrant sod. At Bright Star Lawn & Landscaping, we offer sod replacement services that will restore and revitalize your lawn.

When you decide to lay your sod has a direct effect on how successful it will be. Deciding to re-sod your lawn can be a big investment so, you want to ensure that it is done correctly. the best times of year to lay sod are in the spring and fall. You want avoid laying sod in the middle of the summer due to the intense heat. It is harder to establish the sod and it will require a significantly larger amount of water to do so, which can also lead to a diseased lawn. Spring and fall typically have cooler temperatures but they are still warm enough to facilitate the growth and establishment, creating the perfect environment. When we deliver and install your sod, we will ensure that the site is properly prepared, as well as lay it right away so your sod is healthy and ready for establishment.

Transform your worn and damaged lawn this spring with our sod services. The landscaping experts at Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping know what it takes to create and establish a beautiful lawn that will continue to grow and thrive. Let us help you get a beautifully, lush green lawn.

 
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