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Plan and Plant Your Spring Vegetable Garden


Start your spring vegetable garden this month. North and Central Floridians may still plant cool-season vegetables, and all gardeners can enjoy crops like tomatoes and watermelon if they hurry. Prepare the soil, take stock of planting times, and get certain plants in the ground right away.

Your Shrub Guide, Part 2: Planting and Care

GardenPlants & Shrubs

As a follow-up to our shrub planning and selection blog, we present to you our guide for shrub planting and care. Prepare the soil and planting sites, plant your shrubs properly, and know what new shrubs need when it comes to water, fertilizer, and pest control.

Your Shrub Guide, Part 1: Selection and Planning

GardenPlants & Shrubs

Shrubs serve a special role in landscape unity and have near-endless functions. Shrubs may be used as privacy or noise barriers, backdrops for garden features, specimen plants, and more. Determine your purpose for adding shrubs to your property and follow our steps for thoughtful selection.

Florida’s Arbor Day: Select the Best Trees for Your Property

Tree Care

Florida’s Arbor Day is in January, when trees are dormant and receptive to transplanting. What tree type would best suit your property and preferences? Consider factors influencing optimal placement, including a tree’s ability to block unsightly views, make statements, enhance your home, and reduce wind.

Landscaping Resolutions for the New Year

Landscape Maintenance

Why limit new year’s resolutions to your lifestyle when you can make landscape resolutions for 2023? We’ve compiled our suggestions for the year: update your landscaping; create a comfortable outdoor space; commit to Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles; invest in property maintenance; and plan ahead.

Winter Landscaping To-Dos

Landscape Maintenance

While chores like mowing are not a priority during the winter, Florida homeowners can take on other landscaping tasks during the winter season. Clear and re-mulch garden beds, remove fallen leaves, plant annuals, check for mistletoe, sow ryegrass, and prepare for freezes.

Manage Those Cool-Weather Pests

Landscape Pests

While most pests are active through the summer, some turfgrass pests like the fall armyworm, chinch bug, sod webworm, and mole cricket might persist through the winter. Take preventative steps to reduce the risk of infestation and manage pests appropriately if a problem does arise.

What to Do with Your Live Tree After Christmas

Tree Care

10 million Christmas trees end up in landfill every season. Choose an environmentally friendly way to dispose of, repurpose, or recycle your tree this year: recycle it through a community program, create pine straw mulch, make a wildlife refuge, or enjoy a safe campfire.

Gifts for Gardening Lovers


Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start contemplating the perfect gift for the gardening lover in your life. We’ve compiled a list of gadgets and holiday plants to help you find the right gift for your special person.