What’s the weirdest thing we’ve ever put a gutter on? As it happens, it’s this turtle hut, below. What is a turtle hut? Well, in this case it is home to a gopher turtle which lives in the home owner’s back yard. The owners went ahead and put up a fence and a roof over the entry hole. They offer food and water and treat it like a household pet. We had hoped to get a photo of the turtle as well, but after a day of listening to us mess around with his roof..
Downspouts are an important part of the gutter system, but they often don’t receive as much attention as the gutters themselves. That’s why we thought we’d devote this blog post to giving you a sort of “downspout Bible” that you can use to make sure these vital water shedding systems are properly cared for. Where should downspouts be placed, and how many should there be? Many homes have just one downspout, but in reality there should often be more of them. You should have a downspout for every 20 feet of gutter. This allows the..
Spring is here, and planting season is right on the horizon. Soon people will be out there redoing their landscaping and getting it ready for the pretty summer months ahead. So now is the time to really give Florida-friendly landscaping some serious thought. It may seem to take a little more effort than the landscaping you’ve grown used to doing, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, you may be pleasantly surprised by how much work Florida-friendly landscaping saves you in the long run. But if you’re not convinced yet, here are 7 great reasons..