Flowers Turf and Pest Management services the residential properties in Rockledge FL with the highest level of lawn care. We take great pride in working with the folks in Rockledge and treat every lawn as if it were our own. Rockledge is a fantastic city located north of Melbourne and Viera and east of Orlando. Situated along the Indian River, Rockledge is a Brevard County city and finds itself less than 15 miles from Cape Canaveral which is why this area is known as the Space Coast. Rockledge is 13.4 square miles in size and has a thriving population of approximately 25,000.
Rockledge is the oldest city in Brevard County with its incorporated roots dating back to 1887. Rockledge was possibly named after the many rocky ledges found along the Indian River; although, there is a second theory that a man who built a house in the area in 1876 and named it the “Rockledge House” laid the foundation for the city’s name. As the name was becoming established, it was separated into 2 words: Rock Ledge, and was not combined until later on. Rockledge has experienced a great past with the citrus trade helping to drive the economy for folks heading down Indian River. One of the first notable persons to visit Rockledge was President Grover Cleveland who was accompanied with his wife in 1888.
In the early 20th century, Rockledge was mostly known for being a tourist destination and the only way to get here was via boat or rails. After World War I, the prevalence of the automobile gave greater access to Rockledge. While World War II often led to expansion, the driving force for growth was the space industry in the 1960’s with many employees of the Kennedy Space Center, those who pioneered the space shuttle program and Apollo missions, moving in and calling Rockledge their home.
The hot and humid summer weather helps tropical plants thrive but maintaining them this far north can be challenging. When you use the tree and shrub care services at Flowers Turf and Pest Management, the flora on your property will receive an excellent level of care. The owner of the company has a degree in Turf Management and we have a horticulturalist on-call from the University of Florida always willing to lend us a hand if we need some additional support. Being close to the water where you can swim, surf or boat makes those tropical temperatures more tolerable; why spend time under the hot sun fertilizer and managing the plants on your property?
There are 18 parks located in Rockledge. Barton Park is a 110-acre park featuring a non-motorized boat launch, fishing area, playgrounds, trails and more. There is also the McKnight Family Sports Complex complete with a soccer field, football field, baseball diamond, trails and more. Other parks in Rockledge include:
● Columbia Park
● Dick Blake Park
● Morris Park
● Raider Park
To the west of Rockledge is the River Lakes Conservation Area. This magnificent area stretches nearly 40,000 acres and features three lakes, a river, and countless wildlife for your viewing pleasure. Outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to do everything form hunt and fish to camp and hike at the River Lakes Conservation Area near Rockledge.
For students living in Rockledge, they are educated through the massive Brevard Public Schools which is tasked with teaching over 74,000 students across 82 schools. Five of those schools are found in the city of Rockledge. They include:
● Hans Christian Andersen Elementary
● Golfview Elementary
● John F. Kennedy Middle School
● Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School
● Rockledge High School
Looking for things to do indoors? Head to the Space Coast Iceplex for some open ice skating or sign your kids up for hockey or figure skating. There are also plenty of stores and restaurants within Rockledge as well as nearby communities including the downtown area of Melbourne as well as Orlando which is just 50 miles to the west.
If you are looking to have a beautiful property for your Rockledge home, give Flowers Turf and Pest Management a call. Our professional and experienced specialists will provide you with the highest quality of lawn care and keep your grass and trees in excellent condition.
Contact us today and see why so many folks along the Space Coast put the trust of their lawn into the hands of Flowers Turf and Pest Management.